secondhand smoke

In every stick of cigarette you smoke, it is not only your health that is affected, your family’s health too suffers. You harm your family’s health in two ways, by inhaling secondhand smoke or the smoke you exhale, and inhaling the sidestream smoke or the smoke directly coming from burning tobacco. The latter is four […]

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Secondhand Smoke and Your Children

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Secondhand smoke is a mixture of exhaled cigarette smoke and the smoke coming from burning tobacco. It is a cocktail of more than 7000 chemical compounds, 250 of which are toxic, and more than 70 of these compounds are known carcinogens. Exposure to secondhand smoke is highly dangerous to one’s health, especially the young ones. […]

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What is secondhand smoke? Secondhand smoke refers to the smoke inhaled involuntarily from cigarette being smoked by others. Unfortunately, it contains more than 4,000 chemical compounds that cause 250 kinds of diseases. It may affect your lungs and heart. Smoke increases your “bad” LDL cholesterol, which puts you at greater risk of heart attack. This […]

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Scientists knew all along the maternal smoking causes harm to the mother and her child. Now, a new study carried out by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB) suggests that even secondhand smoke exposure may cause adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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Even if you don’t smoke, you are not 100% free from the dangers of tobacco use. Smoking is rampant. You see smokers everywhere – in the workplace, at school, at the restaurant, in public areas, and sometimes, even in your home. According to the American Lung Association, secondhand smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, 40 […]

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