Morning Rounds: The dangers of second hand smoke

Posted at 10:56 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 12:59:37-05

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Dr. Blair Davison discusses the dangers of second-hand smoke during the November 8, 2018 of Morning Rounds.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has much more about the dangers of second-hand smoke on their website including the following:

Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year. Secondhand smoke causes stroke, lung cancer, and coronary heart disease in adults. Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, middle ear disease, more severe asthma, respiratory symptoms, and slowed lung growth.