What is Second Hand Smoke?
Second Hand Smoke is smoke that is breathed in from other people's tobacco smoke. It is caused by smoke that is blown out when someone is smoking or it comes from the tip of a cigarette that has been left to burn.
There are over 4000 chemicals in every cigarette. Many poisonous substances can stay in a room or car for months after the cigarette has been stubbed out.
Second Hand Smoke will:
What are the dangers to children?
We all want the best for our children so make sure you protect them from the effects of Second Hand Smoke. Children and babies who live in homes or travel in cars where people smoke have greater chance of:
FACT - Each year in Britain 9,500 are admitted to hospital because of the effects of second-hand smoke
FACT - Children are more at risk because their lungs are still growing and their immune system is still developing
What can I do to keep my family safe from second hand smoke?
Make your home a smoke free home and ask friends and family to smoke outside
FACT - Children learn habits from the people closest to them. If they live with someone who smokes they are 3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO SMOKE themselves when they grow up.
PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE YOUR HOME AND CAR SMOKEFREE
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