Give up smoking
what is passive smoking?
Tobacco smoke contains thousands of toxic gases and various poisons that are known to be harmful to your health. If there is smoke near another, these toxic compounds and vapors, as well as from burning cigarettes and breathing smoke, will be cleared.
Breathing smoke in other people is known as passive, involuntary or second hand smoking. It can cause a variety of health issues – and these can affect even more children. The problem is, tobacco smoke is most dangerous, but it travels and stays in the air. It can also build surfaces in house, clothes and other fabrics such as carpets and curtains.
How does passive smoking affect health?
If the smoke affects others, it will hurt it immediately. They may:
- sore throat
- feel dizzy or sick
- have eye irritation
If this child or person has asthma, their symptoms can become much worse.
Even at long-term health care Passive smoking can increase the risk of many diseases that smokers use:
How does passive smoking affect children?
Children are also more affected by passive smoke. Children who have at least one parent are more at risk of smoking;
- media contamination
- bacterial meningitis
- asthma (or making existing asthma symptoms worse)
- sudden baby death syndrome (cot death)
Secondly, inhaled smoke from pregnant women also puts infants at risk. This increases the risk of abortions, untimely birth (primary) birth, heart failure, low birth status, and perhaps abortions.
Reducing the risk of others
The best way to reduce the risk of harming others is to stop the smoke altogether. Obviously this is actually the greatest benefit to your health! Smoking is an increase, so access to the support means that you are much more likely to be happy in an attempt to quit.
Your GP or pharmacy can provide assistance and advice, and you can access your plans and share your success with others online. Visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree for a wide range of resources or find your local promotional website.
If you haven’t yet decided to retire or give it a try, there are some things you can do to reduce your health risk to others around you.
- If you have children, do not smoke around them and do not allow others to do so.
- If you’re going to smoke, do it outside, away from children and other adults, and keep your house smoke free.
- Don’t smoke in the car. Now it is illegal to smoke in cars if you have children with you (ie up to 18 years old). Smoke levels have been found to be dangerously high in a small area of cars – even if you have open windows.
Are e-cigarettes safe?
The last few years have seen a rapid increase in the number of smokers opting for e-cigarettes. They often use them as a relief to rid themselves of cigarettes or reduce the amount of tobacco they smoke.
E-cigarettes are thought to be a safer joke for a smoker to flag cigarettes. In fact, the Public Health of England claim that cigarettes are 95 per cent safer than tobacco.
But what about other dangers? Stiffness vapors while e-cigarettes use, contain nicotines and other tiny particles, but much less than standard cigarettes. Accordingly, the risk is estimated to be less than that of other standard seals. Remember to make sure to store your e-cigarettes with babies, similar to how to cleanse products to prevent accidents or ingestion of body fluids.
The best and safest option is to completely quit smoking. If you’re ready to retire, it’s not only an opportunity to improve your health, but also your friends and family. The good news is that the number of people who stop smoking successfully has increased greatly in recent years. Less than one in five adults in the UK now smoke. You can do it too – make 2019 the year in which you wait for good.