Second-hand smoking is usually a mixture of the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar, and it can increase the chance for heart attacks. Learn about the thousands of people affected by second-hand smoking every year with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on respiratory therapy and healthy breathing.
I'd like to talk to you briefly, about facts about second hand smoking. Actually, it's the mixture of a burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar. It can cause increased heart attacks, blood platelets increase, become stickier. The damage to the lining of the blood vessels, it's a known cause of cancer. There's approximately fifty thousand deaths in adults, from second hand smoking, in nonsmokers. There's a loss of work productivity, there is a loss of workers. There's a responsible numbers of 150,000 to 300,000 young children, that have respiratory infections every year, because of second hand smoking. This is not about smoking, this is about second hand smoking, and so it results in 7,500 to 15,000 children, being hospitalized every year, and of 430, that die from SIDS, which is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. There can be middle ear infection, in fluid increase. There's almost a million children with asthma, in the United States. There's 21 million live in the United States, that live in homes that have smoking, or parents or someone they know, that are smoking within the home, which results of 35% children in the United States, live in smoking homes. It is offensive, it violates the nonsmokers health and wellbeing. You end up with yellow teeth, and it smells, and it shows lack of discipline and concern, for self and others.