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Secondhand Smoke

Important Information on Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke Facts

Secondhand smoke is sometimes also referred to as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). ETS is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning ends of a cigarette, pipe, cigar, bidis and kreteks and the smoke emitted between puffs and exhaled from the lungs of smokers.

Overall Effects

Even a half an hour of secondhand smoke exposure causes heart damage similar to that of a pack a day smoker. Read more about the overall negative health effects of secondhand smoke.

Affects Kids

Illness, ear infections, asthma, and more.