SECOND HAND SMOKE

What is SHS

  • Smoke breathed out by a smoker and smoke from the burning end of cigarettes, cigars, pipes
  • Composed of nearly 4,000 different chemicals and over 150 toxins including carbon monoxide

Children & Secondhand Smoke

  • – 38% of children aged 2 months to 5 years are exposed to SHS in the home.
  • Up to 2,000,000 ear infections each year
  • Nearly 530,000 doctor visits for asthma
  • Up to 436,000 episodes of bronchitis in children under five
  • Up to 190,000 cases of pneumonia in children under five