Second-Hand Smoke… by yaofenji

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									SECOND-HAND SMOKING AND YOU
TRUE OR FALSE?
Smoking is harmful to your health.
TRUE OR FALSE?
Smoking is harmful to your health.


          TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE?
Tobacco smoke is only harmful to
    people who are smoking
   cigarettes, pipes or cigars.
TRUE OR FALSE?
Tobacco smoke is only harmful to
    people who are smoking
   cigarettes, pipes or cigars.



         FALSE
WHAT IS SECOND-HAND
SMOKE?
Second-hand smoke is tobacco
smoke that is breathed in by
someone who is not smoking.
WHERE DOES SECOND-HAND SMOKE COME
FROM?


  Second-hand smoke
  comes from the smoke
  breathed out by a smoker.



  It also comes from the
  smoke that leaves a
  cigarette, pipe or cigar.
WHERE CAN SECOND-HAND SMOKING HAPPEN?

Second-hand smoking can happen anywhere
someone is smoking. However, it is most serious
when it happens inside.
Why is Tobacco Smoke harmful to your health?
 Cigarettes are made with hundreds of dangerous
 chemicals that are toxic and poisonous. When
 cigarettes are burned, these chemicals are released
 into the air. They are harmful to anyone who breathes
 them in. Many of these chemicals can cause serious
 health problems such as cancer and heart disease.
Cancers Linked to Second-Hand Smoke
      Lung Cancer    Nasal Sinus Cavity Cancer




    Bladder Cancer
                       Cervical Cancer
SECOND-HAND SMOKE AND YOUR HEART

  •Heart Attack



  • Blocked Arteries



  •Coronary Heart Disease
BREATHING SECOND-HAND SMOKE
DURING PREGNANCY MAY CAUSE …

•Low birth weight


•Increased risk of
Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome (SIDS)
IF CHILDREN BREATH SECOND-
HAND SMOKE, THEY CAN
DEVELOP…

• Asthma

• Chronic cough

• Ear infections

• Dental cavities

• Eye and nose irritation
 TRUE OR FALSE?
When tobacco smoke is no longer visible
and its odor is gone, there is no more risk
        from second-hand smoke.
 TRUE OR FALSE?
When tobacco smoke is no longer visible
and its odor is gone, there is no more risk
        from second-hand smoke.


             FALSE
          SMOKING IN ILLINOIS AND CHICAGO




• In the state of Illinois, smoking is banned in all enclosed workplaces. This includes
restaurants, schools, libraries, hospitals and theaters. It is also banned within 15 feet
(4.5 meters) of the doorways to such places.

• A person caught breaking these laws can be fined up to $250.

• Local governments can also pass laws restricting smoking.
These laws can be even stricter than state laws.
   WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT
    SECOND-HAND SMOKE

•Do not allow smoking in your house or
car. (If people must smoke, tell them to
smoke outside.)

• Do not smoke near pregnant women or
children, even if you are outside.

•Avoid indoor places where people smoke.

•If other people care for your child, make
sure they don’t smoke around your child.
                              THE END
                                               Sources Used:

                                       http://quitsmoking.about.com

                           http://www.skynet.ie/~stephen/reports/bc4927.html
             (The Toxicology of Cigarette Smoke and Environmental Tobacco Smoke by Stephen Mulcahy )

                                         http://www.smokefree.gov

                                           http://www.cancer.org

                                             http://www.cdc.gov

                                           http://www.lungusa.org

                                              http://www.ed.gov


Presentation compiled for Refugee Health Programs by Preeti Karmali, 2009 Summer Intern at
        Heartland Health Outreach. Updated and modified by Karl Doerfer 12/2009.

								
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