Second-hand smoke is so harmful, how long will you continue to harm your baby?

Grandpa/father holds the baby in one hand and holds a cigarette in the other; relatives and friends come to visit, chat for a few words and then start lighting cigarettes; take the children out to play, and when the elevator door opens, it is full of cigarette smoke;…the mother who takes care of the baby gives her heartfelt advice My husband quits smoking, but he doesn’t care; I persuade my grandpa, but grandpa doesn’t care; faced with the smog in public places, my mother can only take a detour and dare not speak out… I don’t know if any of you parents have experienced the above scenes, but they are just I feel like our baby is so innocent. Second-hand smoke contains 69 carcinogens. Everyone knows that smoking is harmful to health, but not everyone is aware of the specific harm of second-hand smoke. Secondhand smoke, also called environmental tobacco smoke and passive smoking, contains a large amount of PM 2.5, hundreds of toxicants and at least 69 carcinogens. For babies whose body functional systems are not fully mature, the harm is even greater: 1. Bronchitis and pneumonia. Children who have been harmed by second-hand smoke for a long time are prone to low lung function and will suffer from bronchitis more frequently. , bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and other respiratory and lung diseases. 2. Otitis media and hearing problems If someone smokes at home, the child\’s chances of developing ear infections such as acute otitis media and recurrent otitis media are significantly increased, and in severe cases, the development of hearing may be affected. 3Asthma Although second-hand smoke is not the direct cause of asthma in babies, it may induce asthma, increase the number of asthma attacks, and aggravate or even worsen the condition. 4. Sudden Death Syndrome Statistics in the United States show that there are approximately 1,900 to 2,700 cases of sudden infant death syndrome every year, which are believed to be related to second-hand smoke. 5 Impairment of intelligence and learning ability Children who have been harmed by second-hand smoke for a long time will have their intellectual development greatly affected, and their abilities in learning such as memory, reading, and mathematics will be limited as a result. In China, nearly 200 million children live in the shadow of second-hand smoke. You said that as parents, we are afraid that our children will be affected in any way, but why can we watch our babies exposed to second-hand smoke containing 69 carcinogens? Some parents may say, \”Of course I know smoking is bad for babies, so I never smoke in front of my children…\” Then you need to know about third-hand smoke! Understanding third-hand smoke Third-hand smoke refers to the smoke residue that remains in hair, skin, clothes, bedding, furniture, curtains and all indoor facilities after the cigarette is extinguished. The residue still contains nicotine and other chemical substances, which are attached to the surface of objects. Days, weeks or even months. The baby touches and likes to eat his hands, and will also be affected through breathing, skin and oral contact! How to reduce harm? 1. There is no safe exposure level to second-hand smoke when quitting smoking. In other words, as long as second-hand smoke exists, it is harmful to the baby! Even with the current advanced dilution ventilation and air cleaning technology, the harm of secondhand smoke cannot be avoided. Therefore, Xiaokangjun still recommends quitting smoking. 2. When going out, choose a non-smoking area to take your baby out to play or eat. Do not take your baby to a smoking environment. Of course, you should try to dissuade relatives and friends at home when they start lighting cigarettes. Even if the mother is embarrassed to say it, please hold the baby and leave. 3. Don’t hug your children when smoking. Fathers and grandfathers who can’t quit smoking for a while are advised to smoke outdoors., after smoking, it is best to change your coat before touching the child. 4. Legislative protection of anti-smoking policy. Nowadays, many shopping malls, restaurants, etc. have express regulations that do not allow smoking. This is also an effective protection for non-smokers. Most of the readers who carefully read articles about the dangers of tobacco are non-smokers, and smokers often glance at them in a hurry. Therefore, please take the trouble to tell the smokers at home about the specific harm caused by smoking. This is not only for your personal health, but also for your own health. The health of the family, especially our babies!

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