Secondhand smoke is tobacco smoke that is breathed in by someone who is not smoking themselves it occurs when a person is in the vicinity of a person who is smoking secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke from the tobacco product itself (termed sidestream smoke) and exhaled smoke from the smoker (known as mainstream smoke. Secondhand smoke harms children and adults, and the only way to fully protect nonsmokers is to eliminate smoking in all homes, worksites, and public places 1,2,3 you can take steps to protect yourself and your family from secondhand smoke, such as making your home and vehicles smokefree 2,3.
Even if you don't smoke, breathing in someone else's smoke can be deadly too secondhand smoke causes about 3,000 deaths from lung cancer and tens of thousands of deaths from heart disease to nonsmoking adults in the united states each year millions of children are breathing in secondhand smoke.
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke (shs), or environmental tobacco smoke (ets), by persons other than the intended active smokerit occurs when tobacco smoke permeates any environment, causing its inhalation by people within that environment exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke causes disease, disability, and death.
Access to quality healthcare for children is forwarded by the availability of good healthcare information with this year s release of a new surgeon general s report on secondhand smoke, the following information should be shared with patients. Secondhand smoke refers to the fumes that are emitted when smokers use cigarettes, pipes, cigars, and other tobacco products.
Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke that comes from a cigarette and smoke breathed out by a smoker when a non-smoker is around someone smoking, they breathe in secondhand smoke secondhand smoke is dangerous to anyone who breathes it in. Secondhand smoke (also called environmental tobacco smoke, involuntary smoke, and passive smoke) is the combination of “sidestream” smoke (the smoke given off by a burning tobacco product) and “mainstream” smoke (the smoke exhaled by a smoker) (1–4.
Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard causing more than 41,000 deaths per year it can cause or make worse a wide range of damaging health effects in children and adults, including lung cancer, respiratory infections and asthma.