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Passive Smoking

Updated on August 30, 2017

Passive smoker lose even more than the smoker

People don't worry asking you if they should light up when you're near. And it doesn't take place to you to object.

These people, to a great extent as they love you, are putting you in risk. Second hand smoke is yet worse than direct smoking, because while smokers have the advantage of the filter when they inhale, you don't.

The result is the people you hold dear are putting you at risk of lung cancer and respiratory disorder. A passive smoker inhales the smoke in a straight line, so the cardiovascular damage is worse.

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Put The Gag Order On The Smoker.

"The No-Smoking Socks need to be pulled up. Right Now"

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Fresh analysis have shown that a passive smoker's conceivability of developing coronary heart disease is more than double of what was account earlier. These analyses were based on non-smokers abiding with people who smoke. This group has the nastiest of both worlds: they absorb cigarette smoke at work, in bars and other smoky environment outside the house; and when they come to their house, the place still breathes like a bar.

There is a bigger chance of lung cancer in non-smoking other half of a smoker husband or wife (20 per cent higher danger in women, 30 per cent in men). For place of work passive smokers, the chance of lung cancer is about 20 per cent higher than those who exhale in no smoke at the office.

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Be Aware

Tobacco claims one million lives annually in India and about four million endings globally. In India, each year, .8 million new cancer cases are enlisted, of which .32 million patients suffer from head and neck cancer, comprehensively accused to tobacco addictions.

Of all the Indian men who die between the ages of 30 and 69, smoking causes about...

32 % of all deaths from Cancer. 31% of all deaths from respiratory diseases. 38% of all dealths from tuberculosis. 20% of all deaths from vascular disease.

"Go for annuall health check-ups. If you have to be in a place where you can't avoid passive smoking. Make your own smoke-free zones at work and at home

More Risk

Put a bold smoke-free zone sticker on your car or front door of your house. Most people will get the message.

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Uncovering to second hand smoke can direct to diabetes as well. Second hand smoke has all the acclimated toxins of tobacco, and when you bear in mind that a passive smoker doesn't have the benefit of a filter, it makes clear how the pancreas of a non-smoker would be despoiled faster, approaching in glucose intolerance.

Rootless Danger

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Second hand smoke can ascend under doors, through wide open windows, vents and even electrical outlets. roaming tobacco smoke can be a trouble for you - in the building where you live or at work. Here's what you can do if second hand smoke sneaks into your lungs.

Aim for an amiable solution. consult to your neighbors. Let them know that you are careful in reaching a workable arrangement. If you are a tenant and the adversity abides, write to your landlord and ask for assistance to close the issue. If you are the owner, then take the matter up at the following society meeting.

If you have a ceaseless illness or condition made poorer by smoke, get a note from your doctor that gives explanation to this and let your neighbors/colleagues know it.

Go for annual health examination if you have to be in an circumstance where you cannot avert passive smoking.

D Daily smoking a pack of cigarettes is likely to cause severe back pain that keeps people away from work at some point of time in their lives in about 85 per cent of individuals. This is outsized than the other risks mentioned. Smoking bothers the spine in many ways. The upright results of smoking on the spine include back pain, osteoporosis directing to compression and burst fractures of vertebrae, facet arthritis, and degenerative disc disease with its complications like prolapsed disc and sciatica, spondylitis with neck and arm pain, radiculopathy and myelopathy. Many of these cause long-standing morbidity and may need surgical treatment.

To fight the degenerative and ageing effects of smoking on the spine, one needs to give up smoking at the earliest and then follow it up with a routine of healthy living including good posture, nutrition, and exercise, management of other medical conditions as well as pharmacologic management. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate may help regenerate cartilage.

-Dr Sanjog Mathur, Consultant Spine Surgeon.

How to avoid it?

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If you dislike cigarette smoke circling around your face, say so, to whoever you are sitting with, be it your superior, your friend or a stranger. They might be insulted but never mind. Drive your point very politely towards the target and see to it that they stump it out


Make your car and home smoke free zones. Past-up no-smoking stickers - large and in eye-catching colors - and signs in your home and car, too. And also put them up notably at your work place. But if people still pay no heed to those signs and light up, then, speak up. Tell them strongly that you don't want to be a sufferer of second hand smoke


If your friends and colleagues don't pay consideration to your efforts, make it a point to leave their group every time they light up - before long they will observe it, and if your health means anything to them, they will stop. If they don't stop smoking in front of you, they are not your friends anyway. If they enquire, let them know that it's not them but their smoking habit which is driving you away.

If you are an industrialist, support businesses and activities that are smoke-free. Sponsor school and NGO rallies in opposition to tobacco use.

These days, smoking is banned in most restaurants. However even if you end up going to one that permits some smoking, ask for a table in the non-smoking place. If your asthma or any chronic respiratory disease is sparked off by smoke, don't put yourself at jeopardy by going to such places. You could call the restaurant to find out what their smoking policy are like.

Complain when you see someone breaching the no-smoking rule at a public place. Don't think that you are being bad-mannered in asking them to knock it out. The fact is that they are being disgustingly thoughtless and uncivilised smoking in a public place.

If you have kids, keep in mind that you are a powerful role model. If you don't smoke, your kids are less likely to reach for tobacco. But they still need to be made aware of the hazards of passive smoking. Persuade against smokers in front of your children so that they know protesting is the right move. Let them know that smoking is never tolerable - even within their peer groups.

Take in more antioxidants in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables to secure your body. Here is a list of fruits and vegetables with great antioxidant values:

Fruits: Prunes, raisins, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, oranges, cherries, kiwi fruit and grapefruit.

Vegetables: Kale, spinach, sprouts, broccoli, beet roots, red bell pepper, onion, corn and brinjal.

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What is your opinion?

The smoking should turn into an action go after by smokers in their own residences. The Tobacco Advisory Council blamed us of acting like autocrats as well as advocating the overthrow of the civil rights of smokers.

This is in what place we close in to the prime of our red herrings. Many propose that smoking should be outlawed. Few state that smokers too own civil rights, including the right to move about in the community without being circled by a nasty smelling fug, irrespective the physical state consequences of that air.

Why should the moralities of a few outweigh those of a greater number? The concluding red herring of the tobacco manufacturers is moving around at this time is that of employment. Every additional cigarette tax signifies extra 1000 people out of job, pronounce the tobacco manufacturers.

These persuasions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to lay off tobacco in the government budget send down to point out that the drop in tobacco misuse that puts people out of job improves to lengthen the healthy life of others by preventing them from smoking. Unemployment is a tragedy, but it is not concluding.

Many propose that smoking should be outlawed. Few state that smokers too own civil rights. Banning Smoking is essential? Why?,

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      4 years ago

      Yes I hate breathing in people's smoke too. It's hard to believe that most smokers seem not to care that they are inflicting harm on others too.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for this information !

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      5 years ago

      Great lens that makes everyone aware of the dangers of passive smoking. My father has smoked for about 60 years and doesn't have good health. Sadly my mother also has health problems caused by my father's smoking.

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      6 years ago

      Returning to sprinkle a little smoke free angel dust on this important and very well done article about the health affects of passive smoking.

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      FallenAngel 483 

      6 years ago

      Some scary statistics and a really important topic very well covered. Interested to see what they are doing in Kyoto, wonder if others will follow their lead.

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      6 years ago

      That Australian ad was enough for me to be convinced! I'm not a smoker and I can't understand with all of this information we have about smoking why more people don't quit?

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      7 years ago

      I don't know how anyone could smoke after viewing that Australian anti-smoking ad. I had a grade school science teacher who kept two pickled lungs in jars -- one normal, one from a former smoker. Yuck! I think that kept most of us from taking up the habit. It would probably constitute child abuse in today's over-regulated schools.

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      7 years ago

      Second hand smoke kills about 50,000 people a year. We have technology that can save them in the electronic cigarette. Read more about the American Blue Tip Electronic Cigarette at

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      Indigo Janson 

      7 years ago from UK

      There is a lot less cigarette smoke around in the UK now that it has been banned in public places. When I was growing up we were constantly inhaling lungfuls of other people's smoke. The worst was on flights and in trains where you couldn't escape to fresher air. It used to be thought rude to object to someone else's cigarette. I'm glad times have changed in my country but I know they haven't even in quite nearby countries.

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      7 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      8 years ago

      Nice lens! Great information. Your readers might also be interested in smokeless cigarettes and smokeless cigarettes reviews information. Feel free to visit and leave a feedback!

      Good luck!

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      8 years ago

      Passive smoking is one of the risk factors in lung cancer. I hope many will be aware of such fact and avoid it.

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      8 years ago

      Passive smokers will get more negative effects than the smoker itself. So, I keep my distance if there are smokers in the public area. Usually I use a handkerchief or mask. However, It only prevents us from the light effect of smoke. I could be better if there more places for smokers. Another alternative is like your article, because this is very informative so many people will know about the bad effect from smoking and for passive smokers. I also manage to stop this habit last year, I need many support from stop smoking method, such as smoking hypnotism method, family, friends and the most important is yourself

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      8 years ago

      To prevent exposure from secondhand smoke, smoking regulations are being implemented all around the world. Each regulation maybe different but all serve the same purpose of reducing the exposure of secondhand smoke in public areas but can it really be a big help to the public?

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      8 years ago

      The earlier to quit the greater stop smoking benefits.

      To prevent exposure from secondhand smoke, smoking regulations are being implemented all around the world. Each regulation maybe different but all serve the same purpose of reducing the exposure of secondhand smoke in public areas but can it really be a big help to the public?

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      8 years ago

      Passive smoking is more harmful than smoking. To prevent exposure from secondhand smoke, smoking regulations are being implemented all around the world. Each regulation maybe different but all serve the same purpose of reducing the exposure of secondhand smoke in public areas but can it really be a big help to the public?

      The earlier to quit the greater stop smoking benefits

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      8 years ago

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      9 years ago

      Smoking is one form of dangerous indoor air pollution to be avoided. If you see it necessary to take the precautions to avoid second-hand smoke, you might want to see if you can reduce the dangers presented by other indoor air pollution as well.

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      Trina Sonenberg 

      9 years ago from Nucla, Colorado

      Thank you for sharing, this information is very good.

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      Linda Hoxie 

      9 years ago from Idaho

      Very informative and educational lens, well done!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      My husband works in a smoke filled place every day. He doesn't smoke. We are constantly worrying about what this is doing to him.


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