It is known that secondhand smoke is dangerous. It can even result in death. It is sad that someone would want to smoke and kill themself very slowly. It is even more sad that they do not care who else they kill and most likely the ones that breathe their smoke are the very people they love the most.
Everyone who has children should be aware of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. They should take extra precaution when smoking or being around people who smoke. Here are some tips to help make sure your child is safe from these harmful and deadly chemicals.
First, if you smoke and you want to quit that is great. You should quit smoking. There are alternatives you can use that still have the same effects without all the added chemicals. If you smoke and you do not want to quit, consider smoking outside.
You do not want to have those harmful chemicals embedded in the walls and furniture for our children to breathe. You may be used to smelling it so you don’t notice the difference, but when you aren’t a smoker and you walk into a smoker’s home, you can automatically smell it. If they offer you food from the fridge, you can even taste it in the food if they smoke enough inside. That alone should let you realize how important it is for you to take it outside.
If someone else in the house smokes, ask them to go outside. Some people might get offended, but really it is you who should be offended that they don’t care if they end up killing you or your children from their nasty habit.
Do not smoke while in the car. Your trip shouldn’t last long and you can wait. Even with the windows rolled down, the other passengers are still breathing it. You might think they aren’t, but I have ridden with quite a few people who were smoking and I could smell it a lot. Just wait to smoke.
If at all possible, just stop smoking. If you do it for stress problems, consider medication or herbal remedies. There are so many natural herbal remedies that can help with stress and anxiety.