Exposure to second-hand smoke

Passive smoking is a dangerous mixture of over 7,000 chemicals, including 70 that cause cancer.

Passive smoking causes early death and disease in children and adults who do not smoke.

Increases the risk of heart attack, heart disease, stroke and lung cancer.

Which age group is particularly harmful to tobacco smoke in the environment?

A report from the US National Cancer Institute found that exposure to ETS was strongly associated with otitis media, especially in children younger than 2 years old32).

Is tobacco smoke harmful to the environment?

The cultivation, production, trade and consumption of tobacco destroy the environment. Tobacco cultivation causes deforestation and excessive use of harmful chemicals. Industrial waste – mostly toxic – and the disposal of packaging and cigarette butts pollute our fragile ecosystems.

What does organic tobacco smoke contain?

These chemicals include 2-naphthylamine, N-nitrosodimethylamine, 4-aminobiphenyl, and carbon monoxide. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) consists of both mainstream and secondhand smoke. ETS is diluted with ambient air before inhalation and is therefore less concentrated than mainstream or sidestream smoke.

How to prevent tobacco smoke in the environment?

For example, increasing smoking cessation will reduce exposure to ETS. Smoking bans effective in reducing exposure to ETS may also reduce daily tobacco use among some tobacco users and help others quit smoking altogether.