The Meaning of Secondhand Smoking

- When a person doesn't smoke but they inhale the smoke being released from the tobacco.
- It's also known as ETS and Passive Smoking.
- Proven health hazard.
- Hard to avoid because about one out of every four people smoke.
- Trivia Fact:
Secondhand smoke has twice as much nicotine, and 5 times the carbon monoxide, as the smoke that you inhale.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that secondhand smoking is proven to cause cancer.

Effects of Secondhand Smoking - Ranges from 5,000-60,000 deaths a year. - Can cause coughing, sneezing, and irritated eyes. Can cause lung cancer, breast cancer, heart attacks, etc.

SMOKERS VS. NON - SMOKERS · Smoking causes Stain teeth, hair, and affects your appearance.
· A smoker is more likely to get Cancer of throat and other parts of your body, rather than a non smoker.
· Smoking causes air-pollution.
· Smoking can cause breathing, heart action, and intestinal problems.
· When you smoke regularly the cilia that clean your lungs die gradually, while a non-smoker has benefits of lung-cleaning cilia.
· Smoker is more prone to be affected by lung cancer than a non-smoker.
· Smoker takes longer to become well from a illness, rather than a non-smoker.
A non-smoker has lived to tell the tale, while a smoker hasn’t pulled through.
If a smoker calculates or keeps track of the amount of money spent on buying cigarettes, they will realize after a few years that they have actually spent a small fortune; a non smoker could put that money to use somewhere useful
smoker then your life span is shorter than that of a non-smoker
smoker is more likely to takes days off a work for sickness, rather than a non smoker.

The Smoke-free Illinois Act prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and workplaces, including offices, theaters, museums, libraries, educational institutions, schools, commercial establishments, enclosed shopping centers and retail stores, restaurants, bars, private clubs and gaming facilities

Everyone knows smoking is a bad idea. And by now you've probably heard that breathing in someone else's secondhand smoke is also hazardous to your health. It may seem pretty harmless, but secondhand smoke actually contains thousands of chemicals — from arsenic and ammonia to hydrogen cyanide — many of which have been proven to be toxic or to cause cancer (called carcinogens). High concentrations of many of these chemicals are found in secondhand smoke. In fact, secondhand smoke significantly increases a person's risk for:* respiratory infections (like bronchitis and pneumonia)
  • asthma (secondhand smoke is a risk factor for the development of asthma and can trigger attacks in those who already have it)
  • coughing, sore throats, sniffling, and sneezing
  • cancer
  • heart disease


Think again before you put someone else’s life in Danger!
3,000 nonsmoking adults die of diseases caused by exposure to second hand smoke every year.
More than 10 million young people aged 12-18 live in a household with at least one smoker.
Secondhand smoke causes coughing, phlegm, chest discomfort and reduced lung function in nonsmokers.


Get your head out of the Cloud of Smoke!!!
By: Michelle White, Jaelen Hull, Maria Lopez, and Jami Stalnecker!

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