Ever thought if passive smoking is dangerous?

  • Passive smoking is breathing of smoke exhaled by a smoker + smoke from the end of a burning cigarette or cigar.
  • Also referred to as 2nd hand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke.
  • Non-smokers exposed to 2nd hand smoke have an increased risk of lung cancer.
  • Non-smokers living with a smoker are 20-30% likely to develop lung cancer.
  • It can cause premature death in non-smokers.
  • It increases risk of coronary heart disease by 25-40%.
  • 2nd hand smoke contains more than 7000 chemicals, with 69 cancer causing chemicals.
  • Safe level of exposure to 2nd hand smoke is not known.
  • Refer to link to know more about passive smoking.

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