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Secondhand Smoke is Poison

Secondhand Smoke is Poison

Overview

CARBON monoxide, lead, arsenic and benzene are just a few of the poisons that are contained in secondhand smoke - a toxic cocktail inhaled by not only smokers but also their families and children. 

 

Through the Secondhand Smoke is Poison campaign, Fresh supported by the British Lung Foundation issued a plea to smokers who aren't yet ready to quit to take it right outside and ensure loved ones such as children and grandchildren are not regularly exposed to smoke in indoor spaces.

 

85% of secondhand smoke is invisible and odourless but many people are not aware that steps like opening a window, smoking by the back door or smoking in another room does little to protect children and other non-smoking adults.

 

Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in infants and children, raising the risks of more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and even meningitis and sudden infant death. Children are more vulnerable because they breathe faster than adults so inhale more of the poisons.

 

Visit the campaign website http://www.smokefreefamilies.co.uk/

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