Inhaling secondhand smoke can have immediate, harmful effects on the body. In this podcast, Michael Tynan discusses the dangers of secondhand smoke. Created: 6/23/2016 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/23/2016. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Smoke in Your Eyes
State and Local Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws for Worksites, Restaurants, and Bars — United States, 2015 Recorded: June 21, 2016; posted: June 23, 2016
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Inhaling smoke from someone else’s cigarette can cause serious health problems, including stroke, lung cancer, and heart disease in adults, and sudden infant death syndrome, respiratory problems, and ear infections in children. Each year in the U.S., secondhand smoke causes 41,000 deaths in nonsmoking adults and 400 infant deaths. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Over half of states and more than 800 communities have enacted laws that prohibit smoking in public indoor places. Smoke-free laws are critical to protect nonsmokers from the dangers of secondhand smoke.
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