Passive smoking can be annoying and repulsive for two reasons – you hate smokers, or you’re trying to quit. Worse case scenario, your girlfriend threatens to walk out if you don’t quit. That the ban on smoking in public places has a lot of support from the masses should be clue enough; smoking affects you and the people around you. Even if your child, friend, wife, husband, girlfriend or boy friend has no issue with you puffing smoke, you are actually killing him/her softly.
Children: Smoking around your little ones is not a good idea; firstly you’re a bad example. Secondly, you will be the perpetrator for inducing asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, middle ear infection and sudden infant death syndrome or unexplained death. Research suggests that girls are prone to health hazards due to passive smoking. You definitely don’t want your better half nagging you about this. When it comes to your children, the responsibility is in your hands.
Health Risks: We all know secondhand smoke can lead to cancer and asthma. But it has the same effect on your body as smokers. Involuntary smoke can spike heart diseases, respiratory infection, it can be the cause of lung and ear infection. When pregnant women inhale it, you can count on low birth weight that has other repercussions in the future as well. Passive smoking also increases chances of stillbirth. No amount of passive smoke is safe.
How to avoid: If you live to smoke, isolate yourself so non smokers are not inconvenienced.
Want help with how to stop smoking? Click here: How to Quit Smoking and Get Fit Today, also How to Quit Smoking in 30 Days.
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