Cigarettes, cigars, and pipes emit smoke that is very dangerous, especially to children.
Asthma, earaches, bronchitis, pneumonia, and upper respiratory tract infections are more common in children exposed to tobacco smoke. Exposure to tobacco smoke also increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), regardless of the number of cigarettes smoked in the child’s presence. Children are more vulnerable than adults because their organs are still developing.
Smoking in the home poses a threat to the health of your loved ones. The dangerous products in smoke spread throughout the air and stay there for months, even if you open the windows, turn on the range hood, or smoke in a designated room. Even a high power ventilation system like the ones you sometimes see in public places cannot eliminate all cigarette smoke!
That is why you should not smoke in the home, even when your children are not there. For your child’s health, do not smoke in your home or car.
Sudden infant death syndrome: The unexplainable sudden death of an apparently healthy newborn under the age of one.