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SECOND-HAND SMOKING!

Anisa Dzaferovic

WHAT IS SECOND-HAND SMOKING?

Second hand smoking is when you are inhaling the toxins that a smoker has exposed you to. Many people are exposed to second-hand smoke! Secondhand smoke contains thousands of chemicals , some chemicals are arsenic, ammonia to hydrogen cyanide which are cancer causing agents.

WHAT CAN SECOND-HAND SMOKING DO TO YOU?


CANCER
Secondhand smoke is classified as a known human carcinogen which causes cancer. Second Hand Smoke can lead to a lung cancer. Can cause childhood leukemia and cancers of the voice box, throat, brain, bladder, rectum, stomach, and breast.

BIRTH DEFECTS:
It has been said that when a parent smokes before and during pregnancy their child can be born with a rare cancer called hepatoblastoma.

EFFECTS OF SMOKE TO NONSMOKER.

There has been about 46,000 deaths yearly to non-smokers who got a type of heart disease from SHS. Also there is about 3,400 deaths from lung cancer due to SHS. When exposed children get a flu they will be expected to be sicker for longer than to those children who are not exposed to SHS.
Exposer to SHS can cause many disease and illnesses like Meningococcal diseases. It is more likely for children who are exposed to second hand smoke to get this disease than to children who are not exposed to second hand smoke.

HOW TO PREVENT YOURSELF FROM BEING EXPOSED TO SECOND-HAND SMOKE?

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Stay away from smokers, leave the room go to a different section etc 2. Stay away from smoking places.

By not inhaling the toxins in a cigarette can be very beneficial to your health. You dont want to have heart diseases, lung infections, or even cancer from something that you can try to prevent.

EXPOSURE TO SECOND-HAND SMOKING.

This is a chart based on where people are exposed to second-hand smoke. There are many places where second-hand smoke is exposed, like the sidewalk/park, building entrance, vehicle, and workplace. There are many more but these are a few. The most common exposed places are is on the sidewalk and parks.

SECOND HAND SMOKING

The number of nonsmoking Americans exposed to second hand smoke is about 126 million, compared to only 46 million actual smokers. So you can see that if you smoke you are affecting many other people along with yourself.

PLEASE CONSIDER TO STOP SMOKING, OR AT LEAST NOT NEAR YOUNG CHILDREN NOT ONLY ARE YOU HARMING YOURSELF YOU ARE HARMING MANY OTHERS.

For help please contact: (202)-785-3355 If you are a victim please contact: (800)-232-4636