Tobacco is a threat for everyone : Tobacco smoke contributes to indoor air pollution which is a major threat to lung health. Over 1 million deaths globally every year is reported due to second hand smoke. Second-hand smoke is smoke emitted from the burning end of a cigarette or from other smoked tobacco products, usually in combination with smoke exhaled by the smoker. Tobacco smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke are major risk factors for lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tuberculosis (TB) and asthma.
What is this mean? Before even a child learn to walk, lungs of the child might be suffering from exposure to tobacco smoke. Babies born to a smoker or to women who are secondary smokers likel to suffer from reduced lung function due to reduced lung growth. Chemical toxins present in tobacco has long last effect on children and results in chronic respiratory disorders when they reach adulthood. Similarly, adolescents who smoke can risk lung health and damage their lungs permanently.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: June 3, 2019