PASSIVE SMOKERS: Silent Victims

Fumadores PasivosPassive smoking is one of the disorders that affect most people around the world. All of us somehow have been passive smokers without even imagining the terrible consequences of this for our health.

A passive smoker is that person who aspires to the toxic substances of the tobacco coming from its combustion and propagated by the smoke, in spite of not directly consuming it. In this sense, the person inhales all its harmful elements, seriously affecting its health in the short, medium and long term. Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with heart or breathing problems are especially at risk.

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Among the effects of passive smoking on health we can mention cancer (lung, breast and sinus), respiratory tract infections (ear, nose and throat), respiratory problems (asthma and lung conditions), and in the case of pregnant women it can lead to premature birth and low birth weight.

We often give little importance to being passive smokers, but unfortunately there is no healthy amount of passive inhalation of cigarette smoke. Passive smoking has the same effect as direct inhalation of smokers or even worse, given the combustion experienced by some tobacco components.

The first step to solve passive smoking is to become aware of its consequences and become inflexible with people who smoke around us, avoiding or prohibiting them at all costs to smoke in our presence. If we can´t get it, let´s choose smoke-free spaces, taking the children with us. Smokers, in order to collaborate, might prefer smoking on terraces or windows, and have ventilation systems for the rooms. It is also advisable to weekly shake bedspreads and cushions to remove the remains of tobacco, as well as washing curtains and covers periodically.

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From Valtrum we invite you to take care of your health and those you love, avoiding the terrible effects of tobacco on health, whether you are an active or passive smoker. Only you can solve it.

Have a nice week and See you next time!

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