There is NO RISK-FREE level of second-hand smoke exposure, according to the Center for Disease Control. In fact, more than 2.5 MILLION NON-SMOKERS HAVE DIED from health problems caused by second-hand smoke.
What is second-hand smoke?
Smoke from burning tobacco products or smoke that is exhaled by a person who is smoking.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF SECOND-HAND SMOKE
- Heart disease
- Lung cancer
- Acute respiratory infections
- Other respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breath)
In children, inhaling second-hand smoke can cause:
- More frequent and severe asthma attacks
- Greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
- Hearing loss
- Difficulty learning
- Increased tooth decay
- Slowed lung growth
- Ear infections
THERE IS NO SAFE LEVEL OF SECOND-HAND SMOKE.
Protect yourself and your family from secondhand smoke by:
- Quitting smoking
- Not allowing anyone to smoke in or near your home
- Not allowing anyone to smoke in your car
- Making sure your children’s daycare and schools are tobacco-free
- Seeking out restaurants and other places that are smoke-free
- Teaching your children to stay away from secondhand smoke
Lewis and Clark Community College has been SMOKE-FREE since July 1, 2015, per the Smoke-Free College Campus Act. Smoking cessation services are available to faculty, staff, students, and patients at the Family Health Clinic. Call 468-6800 or come by the Clinic at Fobes 1525 for more information.
WE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.