Active and passive smoking

Smoking, either directly or indirectly through inhalation of secondhand smoke puts you at risk for a number of health problems.You have an increased risk of lung cancer and heart disease if you are exposed to another people smoking for long time. Smoking so problem for children. It’s  right easy to protect your children from passive smoking – make your home and car smoke-free. Passive smoking may not be strongly associated with lung cancer points to a need to find other risk factors.   Research indicates that cigarette smoking, besides being addictive, creates vulnerability to lung cancer and other chronic lung diseases, heart attack and stroke disorders.

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A plethora of chemicals

Cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive poison that stimulates brain cells. Once it has been absorbed into the bloodstream, causing a number of health risks, from the decline of lung function to cancer. Nicotine, however, is not the only threat. Cigarette smoke is a complex cocktail of over 1,000 chemicals, including carbon monoxide and radioactive compounds.

 

Direct and indirect

A smoking indirectly also called passive smoking; indirect or intentional inhalation of smoke from a person smoking a cigarette. Passive smokers often have more cancer risk than direct smoking. The most direct smokers inhale smoke passes through a filter. Passive Smokers, however, breathe the unfiltered smoke from the end of the cigarette and the smoke exhaled by the smoker directly. The filtered smoke, “side stream” has a high concentration of cancer-causing nitrosamines. Non-smokers can have a significant amount of smoke in their body fluids.

 

 

Ways to avoid secondhand smoke

Passive smoking may be inevitable, but you can limit it. Gently reminds visitors that your house is a smoke and ask them to limit their consumption to weather. If you live with a smoker, use exhaust fans and ensures adequate ventilation. When visiting a restaurant, ask to sit in a non-smoking section, as far away from the smoking area as possible.

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