How To Protect Yourself From Secondhand Smoke?

For those without COPD, you may want to avoid the 7000 chemicals and 70 known carcinogens in secondhand smoke.

  • Avoiding Exposure to Secondhand Smoke While Traveling.
  • Request a Non-Smoking Room.
  • Use a Smoke Filter Mask.
  • Keep Smoke Out of Your Clothing.
  • Take Care of Your Health.

How long does it take for second hand smoke to affect you?

Exposure time to secondhand smoke and effects:

20-30 minutes – causes excess blood clotting, as well as increases the buildup of fat deposits in blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

How long does secondhand smoke stay in a room?

5 hours

How dangerous is secondhand smoke?

Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard causing more than 41,000 deaths per year. It can cause or make worse a wide range of damaging health effects in children and adults, including lung cancer, respiratory infections and asthma.

What can secondhand smoke do to you?

Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer. Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in infants and children, including more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).