Undies, toothbrushes, nachos - there are many things you don’t want second hand and smoke is one of them. Did you know there are many dangers by just being around someone who is smoking?
Second hand smoke can come from the burning end of a cigarette or the smoke that’s breathed out from a smoker's mouth. When you are around someone who is smoking, you are breathing in their smoke too. Second hand smoke is also sometimes called ‘passive smoke' or ‘environmental tobacco smoke'.
Exposure to second hand smoke will give you more than just smelly clothes and hair, it can cause:
Watch these advertisements created by Quit Victoria and the Scotland Executive on the health effects of second hand smoke.
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Researchers have recently identified the residue from tobacco smoke that is found on furniture, clothes and other surfaces, to be third-hand smoke.
Poisonous particles in third-hand smoke may react with indoor air chemicals to form potential cancer-causing substances.
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