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If smoking in a car with a child in the front next to you can you makd them ill and a risk of them dying?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and No
Smoking in a car, next to a child, can make a child ill in several ways: eye irritant/allergic symptoms, nose irritant/allergic symptoms, ear infections, middle ear fluid (temporarily dulls hearing), throat irritation/pain, lung asthma (decreases exercise abilities and prolongs colds and flus), etc.
.. The risk of the child dying from second hand smoke is small, but why take any risk at all?

In brief: Yes and No
Smoking in a car, next to a child, can make a child ill in several ways: eye irritant/allergic symptoms, nose irritant/allergic symptoms, ear infections, middle ear fluid (temporarily dulls hearing), throat irritation/pain, lung asthma (decreases exercise abilities and prolongs colds and flus), etc.
.. The risk of the child dying from second hand smoke is small, but why take any risk at all?
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer! Wishing you'all the best
Dr. Eric Wang
Radiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Second hand smoke causes all sorts of lung disease, and children are even more susceptible.
These risks include asthma, bronchitis, and cancer among others. It is not not advisable to expose any children to second hand smoke at any level, especially in the close quarters of a car.

In brief: Yes
Second hand smoke causes all sorts of lung disease, and children are even more susceptible.
These risks include asthma, bronchitis, and cancer among others. It is not not advisable to expose any children to second hand smoke at any level, especially in the close quarters of a car.
Dr. Eric Wang
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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Smoking hurts kids
Yes, you can make a child sick by smoking near them in a car or elsewhere.
This could trigger serious pulmonary problems and even lead to lung cancer. So, yes a child's life is at risk from smokers!

In brief: Smoking hurts kids
Yes, you can make a child sick by smoking near them in a car or elsewhere.
This could trigger serious pulmonary problems and even lead to lung cancer. So, yes a child's life is at risk from smokers!
Dr. Harold Mandel
Dr. Harold Mandel
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