How can the cigarette smoke affect the non-smokers?
Spending your time around smokers increases your chances of starting to smoke. Children are among the most vulnerable of people to start smoking. Studies have shown that children at the age of twelve with parents who smoke cigarettes are twice as likely to smoke every day between the ages of 13 and 21. Although as a parent you can’t completely hide that you smoke from your children, you can avoid letting them see it happen by smoking outside and at all costs making them avoid any sort of contact with cigarettes, thus hopefully not getting them to start smoking.
One of the biggest and most advertised dangers of smoking is lung cancer. Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer for cancer patients. The Centre for Disease Control said smoking causes lung cancer in 90 percent of lung cancer patients. Plus, the CDC says that smokers are 15 to 30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than non-smokers. The amount a person smokes does not subsidize that much to their chances of getting lung cancer. Even if you are a ‘social’ or ‘i only smoke when I drink’ smoker, you are still at a much higher risk of lung cancer than a non-smoker. The only way you can decrease these chances is by quitting smoking overall and not going back to it. Another deadly disease you get mainly from smoking is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which is also known as COPD. COPD is identified when a person has very poor airflow which will worsen over time. The person suffering will experience shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and a buildup of mucus, this narrows the airways and results in an overall difficulty in breathing. No medicine can help COPD, the only way to help COPD is to minimize the body’s exposure to whatever is causing it, in this case, smoking cigarettes.