Smoking affects everyone

13 Oct

Secondhand smoke causes other kinds of diseases and deaths

Secondhand smoke can cause harm in many ways. In the United States alone, each year it is responsible for:

  • An estimated 46,000 deaths from heart disease in people who are currently non-smokers
  • About 3,400 lung cancer deaths as a result of breathing secondhand smoke
  • Other breathing problems in non-smokers, including coughing, mucus, chest discomfort, and reduced lung function
  • 50,000 to 300,000 lung infections (such as pneumonia and bronchitis) in children younger than 18 months of age, which result in 7,500 to 15,000 hospitalizations annually
  • Increases in the number and severity of asthma attacks in about 200,000 to 1 million children who have asthma
  • More than 750,000 middle ear infections in children
  • Pregnant women exposed to secondhand smoke are also at increased risk of having low birth- weight babies.

Theres more info at: http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/TobaccoCancer/secondhand-smoke

-Anna De La Hoya

 

 

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3 Responses to “Smoking affects everyone”

  1. changemakermvu October 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    I totaly agree with you, second hand smokes are are very deadly and the sad thing is that, it affects innocent people.

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  3. changemakermvu October 18, 2011 at 2:51 am #

    I believe secondhand smoking is one of the most underestimated effectual vices in our society today. The statistics listed clearly show the effects of secondhand smoking, which is a very sad situation.According to the American Cancer Society, secondhand smoke contains over 4,000 chemical pounds of which 60 are known to cause cancer. In my opinion, schools and restaurants need to implement structures in the form of rules and regulations to help protect innocent individuals from secondhand smoke and its fatal effects.
    – MIllicent Afeame

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