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Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke contains more than 4,000 substances, several of which are known to cause cancer. An air purifier can help capture smoke particles from the air and help reduce the exposure to smoke. You can reduce Secondhand smoke with an Air Purifier.

What is Secondhand Smoke?

Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by a cigarette, pipe, or cigar, and the smoke exhaled by smokers. Secondhand smoke is sometimes called passive smoking.

Exposure to secondhand smoke has also been shown in a number of studies to increase the risk of heart disease.

Consistent exposure to secondhand smoke can cause lung cancer in adults who do not smoke. Secondhand smoke causes approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths per year in nonsmokers.

Serious Health Risks to Children

Children are more susceptible to the effects of secondhand smoke as they are still developing and have little control over their indoor environments. Children that are exposed to high doses of secondhand smoke run the greatest relative risk of experiencing damaging health effects.

Infants and children that are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke are at the most risk of pneumonia and bronchitis.

Exposure to secondhand smoke can aggravate breath and lead to asthma in children who have not previously showed symptoms.

Health Risks to Children with Asthma

Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause new cases of asthma in children who have not previously shown symptoms.

Exposure to secondhand smoke can trigger asthma attacks and make asthma symptoms more severe.

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