Secondhand Smoke

We constantly hear how secondhand smoke is very harmful to our health.  Many adults have hopefully tried their best to avoid smoking in front of others, and especially in the presence of children.  Studies are conducted often on the effects of secondhand smoke.  Most recently Japanese researchers are linking secondhand smoking with possible tooth decay in small children.  We already know that in children, secondhand smoke causes the following:
•Ear infections
•More frequent and severe asthma attacks
•Respiratory symptoms (for example, coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breath)
•Respiratory infections (bronchitis and pneumonia)
•A greater risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Any way you look at it, smoking in general and around others is detrimental to one’s health.  Please read the link below for more info on this study.


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