Second hand smoke (SHS) is extremely dangerous to health. Secondhand smoke is the smoke that comes from the burning end of cigarette, pipe or cigar. It can also be the smoke that a smoker breaths out. Second hand smoke may also be referred to as environmental smoke which contains thousands of toxic chemicals that can cause cancer.
Since 1964, 30 separate US Surgeon General's reports have been written to make the public aware of the health issues linked to tobacco and second hand smoke. The ongoing research used in these reports continues to support the fact that tobacco and second hand smoke are linked to serious health problems that could be prevented. The reports have many important finding on second hand smoke such as:
· SHS kills children and adults who don't smoke
· SHS causes disease in children and in adults who don't smoke
· Exposure to SHS while pregnant increased the chance that a woman will have a spontaneous abortion, still-born birth, low birth-weight baby, and other pregnancy and delivery problems
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