Secondhand smoke is one of the most dangerous elements of substance that enters non-smokers. It destroys your lungs and slowly makes you feel vulnerable to diseases like fever, headache, strokes, and other things.
Secondhand smoke is a blend of smoke from a cigarette's flaming burns and the smoke breathed out by smokers. Secondhand smoke contains about 7,000 compounds, hundreds of which are harmful and perhaps 70 of which can cause cancer.
- In newborns and early children, secondhand smoke causes a variety of health concerns, including infections of the ears, symptoms of the lungs (coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath), bronchitis, and Pneumonia are examples of acute lower respiratory illnesses.
- Chemicals in secondhand smoking appear to interfere with the brain's ability to regulate infants' breathing.
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) babies have higher nicotine concentrations in their lungs and higher cotinine levels than babies who die from other causes.
- In persons who do not smoke, secondhand smoke causes more than 7,300 lung cancer deaths.
- Breathing secondhand smoke has immediate negative effects on the heart and blood vessels in persons who do not smoke. In the United States, secondhand smoking causes roughly 34,000 premature deaths from heart disease each year in persons who do not smoke.