There are so many States that have become smoke free in restaurants, bars, etc. A recent
study indicates that nearly half of children are still exposed to second hand smoke though.
The Center of Disease Control study indicated that second hand smoke is known to increase children's risks for asthma, ear infections and cavities as well as sudden infant death (SIDS).
Most children are exposed to second hand smoke inside homes and cars of their care givers. You can read the full article here http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20081220/hl_hsn/almosthalfofkidsstillexposedtosecondhandsmoke;_ylt=Ak3JZPVy7g97q9Cktm1yZgnVJRIF.
Prevention is simple: the adults have to quit smoking. To reduce the risk of exposure inside the home, it would be imperative to smoke outside and not smoke while inside a vehicle. Toxic exposures that are found in cigarettes are staggering. To see what chemicals are found in cigarettes, please click on the following link provided by Haz Map http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/hazmap_generic?tbl=TblActivities&id=23.
As you can see by the list of toxic substances, there are certainly many reasons not to exposure children to second hand smoke. So for our children’s sake, let’s not expose them to the carcinogens. The environment provides enough to concern the future generations.
Do you have any suggestions to stop the second hand smoke on our children?
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