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What are symptoms of second hand smoke?
Exposure to secondhand smoke causes multiple health problems in infants and young children, including: Ear infections. Respiratory symptoms (coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath) Acute lower respiratory infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
Can you get a sore throat from second hand smoke?
The smoke contains nicotine and many other harmful chemicals. Breathing second-hand smoke can cause or worsen health problems including cancer, asthma, coronary artery disease, and respiratory infections. It can make your eyes and nose burn and cause a sore throat.
Can secondhand smoke cause chest pains?
Chemicals in secondhand smoke also irritate the lining of your arteries, causing them to swell (inflammation). This inflammation can narrow your arteries, increasing your risk of having chest pain related to your heart (angina) and even a heart attack.
Is 2nd hand smoking worse than 1st hand smoking?
Second hand smoke is bad but first hand smoke is worse, so don’t start (especially since you say you’re allergic). It’s good that you’re willing to stay with your grandma during her recovery. Try not to fuss at her for her bad habits, though. Smoking has been outlawed in nearly every public place.
Does second hand smoking harm you?
Secondhand smoke can also be harmful in other ways. For instance, breathing secondhand smoke affects the heart and blood vessels, which increases the risk of having a heart attack. Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of developing and dying from heart disease.
Is secondhand smoke as dangerous as smoking a cigarette?
Actually second hand smoke is considered more dangerous than the mainstream smoke that is actually inhaled. The smoke that comes off the end of the cigarette has a higher concentration of cancer-causing agents.
How does second hand smoke hurt people?
Secondhand smoke causes and contributes to various health problems, including heart disease and lung cancer. And with adult smokers numbering about 1 billion worldwide, secondhand smoke exposure is virtually unavoidable for children and adults who don’t smoke.