Did you know that smoking can make YOU sick even if you're not the one smoking!
Secondhand smoke is the term used to describe cigarette smoke that is breathed in by someone who is NOT smoking but is inhaling it because someone near them is smoking.
In children, secondhand smoke can cause:
- Ear infections
- More frequent and severe asthma attacks
- Respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia
And did you know that the same goes for pets too! Secondhand smoke can make dogs and cats sick the same way!
It's a good idea to encourage people NOT to smoke for their health and everyone else's health too!
Here's a commercial from Finland (Yes, secondhand smoke is an issue all around the world!)