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Second Hand Smoke: Worse Than Smokers

The effects of second hand smoke are, unfortunately, worse than first hand smokers.

What is Second-hand smoke?

When a person smokes near you, and you inhale it, it is called second-hand smoke. Lots of people breathe it in without knowing it. Second-hand smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals. Many of these chemicals are known to cause cancer. The chemicals found in second-hand smoke include carbon monoxide which is found in a car’s exhaust. Ammonia, found in window cleaners. Cadminum, found in batteries, and Arsenic, found in rat poison. Each Year, more than 1000 non-smoking people around the world die from second-hand smoke.

Why is Second Hand Smoke Dangerous?

It contains over 4,000 chemicals. 50 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer. Non-smokers can inhale as much as two to three cigarettes a day. It takes three hours to clear the air of the smoke from a single cigarette. Second hand smoke causes heart disease, lung cancer and other cancers and respiratory diseases. It can double the risk of strokes for non-smokers. It makes it harder for people to breathe, especially those with asthma and allergies. People with asthma who have inhaled to second hand smoke have more asthma attacks. Second hand smoke is dangerous to an unborn baby. Nicotine makes blood vessels smaller and interferes with the baby getting proper nutrition. It also speeds up its heart rate and slows down breathing movements.

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  1. For those of you who smoke. We can’t make you stop. But those who do not smoke, would greatly appreciate if you would be mindful, and smoke in the privacy of your own home.

  2. For those of you who smoke. We can’t make you stop. But those who do not smoke, would greatly appreciate if you would be mindful, and smoke in the privacy of your own home.

  3. For those of you who smoke. We can’t make you stop. But those who do not smoke, would greatly appreciate if you would be mindful, and smoke in the privacy of your own home.

  4. its not good for us young people so stopppp!!!!! the smoking
    got it! get it! good!

  5. How is second hand smoke worse than smoking? Smokers get it first and second hand. Bet they never thought of that huh?

  6. yeah well bianca we would really appreciate if you drive in the comfort of ur own home to cause the fumes not so good..but i guess thats not gonna happen issit

  7. how could second hand smoking be more dangerous if only 1000 people die from it ? first hand smoking kill much more than that ? dosent it ?

  8. there is nothing good about smoking. U who do smoke should be ashamed. and those who dont keep up the good work. Studies found 5 million people die a year from smoking.

  9. 5 million compared to 1,000 (who are proven to be directly linked to second hand smoke). Do the math.

  10. The smokers have the filter so it cleans out the smoke and eliminates some of the bad substances when they inhale. But for second hand smokers, the smoke that they are breathing in is not filtered, so therefore it\’s more toxic. More first hand smokers die because people who smoke CAN\’T stop, so they continuously inhaling all the bad substance. Although it\’s somewhat filtered, it doesn\’t mean the smoke is totally clean, so it will add up over time and be serious. As for second hand smokers, they don\’t inhale the smoke that often since they do not smoke. They only inhale it whenever a smoker is around, so the time of exposure for them is less. That\’s why there are less second hand smokers die from it. But, people should not smoke at all because it brings no good effects, just bad side effects….

  11. “The smokers have the filter so it cleans out the smoke and eliminates some of the bad substances when they inhale. But for second hand smokers, the smoke that they are breathing in is not filtered, so therefore it\’s more toxic.”

    Are you suggesting that going into a person’s lungs somehow “reverse filters” the smoke? I’m not a smoker, but if someone inhales a cigarette through a filter, has it go into their lungs and blows it directly into my face, I’m still not worse off than they are.

    Some people are so stupid that it hurts my brain. This half wit article doesn’t even try to state why second hand is worse than primary inhalation of smoke. It just says so in the title and you nit wits eat it up.

    I’m sure this will be deleted, because it contains logic and this isn’t what this article was written for, but come on people grow a brain.

  12. well for us kids sake would u smokers just try not to kill us we no u wont stop just don’t smoke around us

  13. I am a Involuntary smoker and have been since i was a little boy. I am Nineteen years old, and both my parents are chain smokers. Currently busy with school and work, on my time off i try and work out and i can’t seem to get the full affect of it because i run short of breath and have random chest pains. Living with them has been tough, being that i wake up angry every morning knowing how annoying it is to wake up to 4000 chemicals going down my throat and i am not able to do anything. I’ve already tried to get them to stop, and they can’t seem to get over their stubbornness. My mom has already lost all her top teeth, and my dad is already diabetic. It’s bad enough our house smells like a HUGE ashtray. The scent stays in my clothes and it literally is making my life a living hell. If your a parent and a chain smoker/ or a smoker in general and have kids, please think about how they feel and the effect of their health. Smoke outside, anywhere as long as it’s away from children!!!

  14. I’m going to create a device that shoots the smoke out of 200 cigarettes at a time and blow it in all of your faces.

    God I love to smoke. =)

  15. No, cigarettes filters at the end who smoke in from. and so many of the toxins are not allowed through but the toxins that come straight from the cigarette are not filtered

  16. anyone who agrees with this guy is ignorant. when sitting in a smoke heavy environment such as a bar or smoking section of a restaurant, it takes 4 hours to inhale .0001 percent of a cigarette. That means it would take 4,000 hours to inhale enough smoke to be equivalent to one cigarette. The EPA will even tell you they published there studies on second hand smoke before they were finished. What the EPA calls studies were actually just an analysis of studies that the EPA wanted to use. The EPA did not use any information that made there information seem incredible. They actually had to change there credibility from 90% to 95%. You all probably don’t believe me, go ahead do your research. Also don’t instantly believe what someone says about secondhand smoke just because you think smoke smells bad.

  17. Rachel, The smoker only gets the second hand smoke if they’re in there house and smoke 2-3 Cigarettes. Because the smoke would drift away from them. And the second hand smoke is worse for being in the air, so if they inhale some right after exhaling it, its hardly as bad.

  18. “I’m going to create a device that shoots the smoke out of 200 cigarettes at a time and blow it in all of your faces”

    I’m going to create a device that shoots a metal ball at 700 mph an blow it into your face.
    Oh wait, no worries, such a device already does exist.

  19. easy thomas.
    smokers arent going to quit because you tell them they will get cancer or die. im sure they know that, its on the box. and second hand smoke is no where near as bad as the smoker himself, its ridiculous.
    im a smoker, and i approve of this message

  20. “I’m going to create a device that shoots a metal ball at 700 mph an blow it into your face.
    Oh wait, no worries, such a device already does exist.”

    Yeah I have one of those, It’s my pre-ban Colt AR-15 sporter with HBAR…. Wanna see it?

  21. chris r is a freakin idiot and smoking is nasty so do it in ur own house so we dont have to inhale it. if smoking is so great why do smokers roll their windows down when they smoke if u dont want it in there with u think about how we feel

  22. 1st hand smokers are smoking and it goes through a filter think about that and second hand gets straight up smoke not from filter.

  23. Really you should smoke outside and tell younger people around you to go play because I am twelve and all my direct relatives smoke except my dad so I am around smoke all the time and i just can’t stand it.

  24. There are alot of states who no longer allow somking in any indoor area and I most definately agree with that! But unfortunately for me in the state I live smoking is allowed in bars… And I happen to be a bartendar and a non smoker.(I have tried to get other jobs but with the economy I have been unfortunate so I stick with what I got) I dont think a bar that serves beer and liquor = you have to smoke. And I think it should be band. People who causes harm through any way are selfish. So for you smokers think of others before yourself…cause some people who want to go to a bar are non smokers…go outside to smoke…you lazy bastards!

  25. People out there that smoke it is really bad and when you have kids the inhale it and they can lead to having cancer

  26. Actually, second-hand smoking comes from the smoke that burns off the cigarette before a smoker inhales it. It isn’t the smoke the smoker exhales, but rather the smoke that burns that is not inhaled by the smoker.

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