negativ effects of cigarette smoke...

negativ effects of cigarette smoke...

Until recently, in Canada is estimated at between 150,000 to 300 000 cases of infection per year, such as bronchitis and pneumonia in infants and children under 18 months, which is caused by secondhand smoke they inhale. Of that amount, only about 7500-15000 which is handled by the hospital.

What is meant by "secondhand smoke"?

Secondhand smoke is smoke that is released from the lungs of smokers and the smoke arising from the burning end of cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Well, the smoke at the burning end of it actually contains many dangerous chemicals.

Secondhand smoke is also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS); anyone who is exposed to secondhand smoke is called involuntary smoking or passive smoking.

It is not easy to reject the secondhand smoke because one of the four men were smokers. Consider this: a 1996 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed detectable levels of serum cotinine-nicotine derivative, on 9 from 10 non-smokers and more than 40% of children aged 2 months to 11 years stay and live together, at least, one person smoking. The study also revealed links secondhand smoke with lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, weight newborn, infant mortality that suddenly (sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and others.

What are the dangers of secondhand smoke?

* In Canada, secondhand smoke causes 3000 deaths per year due to lung cancer suffered by those non-smokers. About a tenth of them die from lung cancer.

* Secondhand smoke causes irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, lung irritation, headaches, causing coughing, excessive phlegm and chest pain.

* Secondhand smoke is also suspected as the cause of 35 000 deaths per year of cardiac patients from those of non-smokers.

* The results of research at the Mayo Clinic, USA, found evidence of adverse effects of secondhand smoke to heart and blood grains. A small study conducted in Japan showed the effects of secondhand smoke on blood circulation of a young child. Told by the study, secondhand smoke causes tereduksinya blood flow through the arteries to the heart.


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