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Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Children
Prevent Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
If your child is exposed to secondhand smoke of cigarettes, try to limit the child's contact with secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is the smoke that comes from a cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other smoked substance. Secondhand smoke is breathed in by a person that is smoking a lit cigarette. Secondhand smoke is as known as passive smoking.
Open windows in the house.
No smoking rule in your car.
Have the smokers in your home learn to quit smoking.
Mainly, have the smoker in your home to smoke their cigarettes outdoors.
It's illegal to smoke cigarettes in motor vehicles while a child is in your car. If caught smoking while a child is the car, there could be repercussions and consequences.
The health conditions that can eventually happen if your child is exposed to cigarette smoke: allergies, asthma, colds, sore throat, irritated eyes, lung cancer, sneezing, infections, heart problems, headaches, and coughing.
Also smoking while pregnant causes many problems. Some babies are born prematurely, and may have health problems because they had an early birth. Babies are also at potential risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) because of the exposure to cigarette smoke before or after they are born.
Tips on How to Quit Smoking
Tell family and friends that you are trying to quit smoking and you need their support.
Wanting to quit smoking is the first step to overcoming it.
Find a hobby to do, this will decrease smoking urges.
Say to yourself that you will be healthier and more youthful in appearance if you quit smoking.
If you smoke a cigarette, still say to yourself that you are still healed.
Learning to quit smoking takes times and hard work.
Resist the urge by being around people that don't smoke and going places where smoking isn't allowed.
Ask your doctor for a prescription to decrease the intake of nicotine. You can replace cigarettes with nicotine chewing gum, nicotine patches, or nicotine lozenges. These products should assist with you eventually quitting cigarettes.
Be encouraged with the process of resisting smoking urges, the urges will decrease gradually. It's like physical exercise, the muscle will get stronger every time you resist an urge to smoke. Make it a goal to smoke half a cigarette per day, this time next year your urges should be noticeably decreased.
Are you exercising to decease urges of smoking?
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