How to avoid secondhand smoke
- If you smoke, quit. There are many resources to help you.
- Do not smoke or allow people to smoke in your house or car. Ask people who smoke to step outside.
- Find smoke-free restaurants, hotels, and rental cars.
- Ask caregivers and relatives to stop smoking around you and your children.
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 do you get rid of second hand smoke from your lungs?
There are many ways you can practice a lung cleanse, including making lifestyle changes and performing exercises to help drain the lungs of fluid.
- Get an air purifier.
- Change your house filters.
- Eliminate artificial scents.
- Spend more time outside.
- Try breathing exercises.
- Practice percussion.
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.