Second Hand Smoke
A look at the devastating effects that inhaling second hand smoke has on the health of millions of Americans.
# 65957 | 1,764 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on May 24, 2006 in Environmental Studies (Air Pollution) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , English (General) , Hot Topics (General)
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This essay discusses the fate of the millions of Americans and their families that are in danger from the effects of second hand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke.
From the Paper:"First of all, what is a definition of Environmental Tobacco smoke?" ETS is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of the smokers." ETS affects the eyes, nose, throat, brings on headaches, lung cancer, and may contribute to heart disease. Specifically for children, there is increased risk of lower respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia, ear infections, build-up of fluid in the middle ear, increased severity and frequency of asthma attacks, and decreased lung function. All these possible health risks, and there is still too little being done to prevent secondhand smoke health threats. When one adds the horrible figure that "more than 5,000 infants die of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) annually, and the linkage with maternal smoking is well established" here is one more "definition" of ETS: the major killer of babies between the ages of one month and one year."
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