Second Hand Smoke Risks

Stop SmokingDid you know that second hand smoke causes almost 50,000 deaths in North America every year? That number includes almost 1000 infants. Those are deaths of non-smokers.

In shock yet?

Smokers are at high risk for many diseases:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis)
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the mouth, lip, throat and voice box
  • Cancer of the pancreas
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Leukemia

To name a few.

Second hand smoke can cause all of these diseases and more in non-smokers as well.

For babies and children, no amount of second-hand smoke is safe. According to the 2012 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS), 4.5% of children between the ages of 0 and 17 years were regularly exposed to second-hand smoke in the home.

Time to quit smoking.

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