Tuesday, May 13, 2014

No smoking! Fight secondhand smoke or passive smoke!

World No Tobacco Day - May 31 is coming! So I decided to create a line of products to spread awareness about the need of quitting that smoke addiction. You can see an example of the Quit smoking please! Zazzle products I have now available at the store. What do you think? I like the poor heart a lot! He looks really miserable!
Quit smoking please dry erase whiteboard
Quit smoking please dry erase whiteboard by noboringwhite

Everyone knows that smoking isn't good for your health. It can affects you in many ways. But it was only when I did some research for a book that I found out that the smoke released from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke that is exhaled by the smoker are very dangerous to health and especially to children. At least 250 chemicals in secondhand smoke are known to be toxic or carcinogenic. Harmful residues from secondhand smoke linger in household dust, air, and on household surfaces and are difficult to remove. This was a surprise to me and I consider myself as relatively well informed. Kids are often exposed to environmental tobacco and face an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, middle ear disease, more severe asthma, respiratory symptoms, and slowed lung growth.

Quit smoking please pullover sweatshirts
Quit smoking please pullover sweatshirts by noboringwhite
Inhalation of smoke produced by others [that which comes from the tip of a burning cigarette or that a smoker breathes out] is detrimental to the health of children. It is called passive smoking. The air polluted by smoke is more dangerous than the smoke that goes into the mouth of the smoker after it's passed through the filter tip, for the harmful substances are more concentrated.

During pregnancy, the inhalation of smoke by women reduces the growth of the fetus. Exposing the baby to secondhand smoke increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - sudden and unexpected death of a baby under a year old, with no explanation of the cause.The smoke has immediate effects visible in children: irritation of the eyes and nose, headache, sore throat, nausea, cough and respiratory problems.

Children breathe faster than adults inhaling comparatively greater amounts of more than 400 chemicals in cigarette smoke released in the form of particles and gases. Children are more prone to illness because their immune system is still developing. Harmful substances may also be responsible for increased severity of sinusitis and pharyngitis, bronchitis and pneumonia, asthma and middle ear infections (otitis), which may even lead to deafness and onset of cancer.

The best way to solve this problem is ... No Smoking! If you do smoke, there is more reason for you to impress on your children the idea that it's not a healthy habit. The family is the primary source of examples for a child, whether good or less good. Smoking is not cool. It does not make anyone one more popular, smarter, more famous, more beautiful. If you are parent who smokes mark the World No Tobacco Day - May 31 - on the calendar and celebrate it with your children.

We all know that the smell of cigarette smoke clings to our skin, clothes and hair. But the tobacco leaves residue everywhere: on walls, carpets, curtains and furniture - even in your car! Toxic particles persist after the visible smoke has disappeared and pose a particular risk to the wellbeing and health of infants and children. Opening the windows of your home or vacuuming the carpet and the sofa does not make these particles disappear! Children are thus exposed to these substances continuously.
The best solution to this problem is ... No Smoking. Do you really want to continue to smoke? If so, please, always do it away from home. Oh, and do not smoke when you take your kids for a drive. Convey to your family, friends and colleagues that they too cannot smoke near your kids. Do not smoke when you are taking care of them or playing with them. Do not let children play with lighters, ashtrays and cigarette packets. You can also make sure that the day care centers, schools and places of leisure activities know and comply with the legislation of non-smoking. Inform yourself and inform others about passive smoke. It's the health of your children that may be at stake!
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