There are 1 billion smokers all over the world, which means that even non-smokers are susceptible to the harmful effects. The most exposure occurs in homes and workplaces.
Secondhand smoke is indeed as harmful as direct, because people who are exposed to it are still inhaling the same chemicals that cause respiratory diseases, and even death. In fact, it causes about 41,000 deaths in the United States alone every year.
But not only we are affected. A new study has shown that there are more pets at risk from second hand smoke than humans. Read more in this report by Sarah Knapton on The Telegraph:
Pets at more risk from passive smoking than humans, find scientists
Pets are at greater risk from passive smoking than humans because they spend more time in the home and closer to carpets where carcinogenic particles can linger. Read more…
So aside from humans, there are more pets at risk from second hand smoke. People should really avoid smoking around other living things, or should just stop smoking, in general. It may not be an easy task, but starting today will save you years of life.
Non-smokers, especially children, should avoid smokers as much as possible.
from The Nutrition Club http://thenutritionclub.blogspot.com/2015/12/more-pets-at-risk-from-second-hand-smoke.html
via Blogger http://corneliussteinbeck.blogspot.com/2015/12/more-pets-at-risk-from-second-hand-smoke.html
December 30, 2015 at 08:49AM