There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.Secondhand smoke is the tobacco smoke exhaled by a person who is smoking or from a burning tobacco product.
- Even brief exposure to secondhand smoke causes damage that can lead to serious disease and death.
- Secondhand smoke contains thousands of chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer.
- Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at a higher risk of health issues, including: asthma, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems, learning disabilities, behavioral problems and more severe asthma.
- Pets breathe secondhand smoke and, as with humans, exposure is known to cause cancer and illness.
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