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Second hand smoke is Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke.
The chemical in tobacco that makes it so additive is that it involves alkaloid nicotine.
Chemicals and their Effects
The chimicals involved are Benzene, Formaldehyde, Ammonia, Acetone, Tar, Nicotine, Carbon Monoxide, Others etc.
Sidestream is smoke describes the smoke coming off of the end a smoldering cigarette. When combined, sidestream smoke and mainstream smoke form secondhand smoke, also known as environmental tobacco smoke, or ETS.
Some of the effects are Heart disease.
Facts of tobacco
The chemicals are listed in the picture above.
People start smoking a day are approximately 4800 adolescents and 5500 youth appear to be experimenting with cigarettes for the first time each day, and close to 3000 youth become established smokers daily, increased prevention efforts are clearly justified. And more info here :
Compared with nonsmokers, smoking is estimated to increase the risk of— coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times,1,5 stroke by 2 to 4 times,1,6 men developing lung cancer by 23 times,1 women developing lung cancer by 13 times,1 and dying from chronic obstructive lung diseases (such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema) by 12 to 13 times.1
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The Effects on Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of secondhand smoke because they are still developing physically, have higher breathing rates than adults, and have little control over their indoor environments. Children exposed to high doses of secondhand smoke, such as those whose mothers smoke, run the greatest relative risk of experiencing damaging health effects. and more info on this here :
The first few weeks after quitting smoking are usually the most difficult and it's safe to say that it normally takes at least 8-12 weeks before a person starts to feel comfortable with their new lifestyle change of being an ex-smoker. Withdrawal from nicotine, an addictive drug found in tobacco, is characterized by symptoms that include headache, anxiety, nausea and a craving for more tobacco. Nicotine creates a chemical dependency, so that the body develops a need for a certain level of nicotine at all times. More info listed here :