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Secondhand Smoke Fact List

Babies exposed to SHS are at a greater risk to die from SIDS

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report to the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/secondhandsmoke/secondhandsmoke.pdf

Children who live with smokers are more likely to have to respiratory problems

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report to the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/secondhandsmoke/secondhandsmoke.pdf

People with coronary heart disease should have no exposure to secondhand smoke

Hurt et al. (2012) Myocardial Infarction and Sudden Cardiac Death in Olmsted County, Minnesota, Before and After Smoke-Free Workplace Laws. Arch of Internal Medicine. Oct. 29, 2012.

Secondhand smoke contains toxic chemicals that cause heart attacks, strokes and many cancers

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report to the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/secondhandsmoke/secondhandsmoke.pdf

Nearly 50,000 nonsmokers die in the US every year from secondhand smoke

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Productivity Losses—United States, 2000–2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2008;57(45):1226–8.

Effects of Tobacco on Your Health Fact List

Hair: Smoking and Skin Disease. http://www.skintherapyletter.com/2010/15.6/2.html

Brain: http://smokefree.gov/health-effects

Mouth and teeth: http://oralcancerfoundation.org/tobacco/index.htm

Throat: http://www.everydayhealth.com/ear-nose-throat/sinuses-and-smoking.aspx

Lungs: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/

Heart: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/QuitSmoking/QuittingSmoking/How-Cigarettes-Damage-Your-Body_UCM_322735_Article.jsp

Digestive System: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/smoking/

Skin: http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/ss/slideshow-ways-smoking-affects-looks

Hands: http://www.skintherapyletter.com/2010/15.6/2.html

Reproductive System: http://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/news/20030307/smoking-can-lead-to-erectile-dysfunction