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Transcript of Secondhand Smoking
A Public Health Issue
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Two Types of Secondhand Smoking
Smoke from the end of a lit cigar, cigarette, or pipe
The smoke exhaled by a smoker
Can develop Lung Cancer
Cause heart Diseases
Damage your blood vessel lining.
Increases the risk of birth defects and miscarriages amongst pregnant women.
Bronchitis and Asthma
Higher risk of cancer
Higher risk of infections
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Serious Health Issues from Secondhand Smoke...
Children account for 31% of deaths caused by secondhand smoke.
There have been over 94,000 tobacco related infant deaths in the US
According to the Center for Disease Control in 2007-2008:
55.9% of non-Hispanic blacks were exposed to secondhand smoke
60.5% of people living below the poverty level, in the United States, were exposed to secondhand smoking
African American male workers, construction workers and service workers are highly exposed to secondhand smoking
Promote electronic cigarettes
Better educate adults and students about the risks
Place cigarette underneath cashier counter
Do you REALLY have a choice in what you inhale?
Do you have a choice in what you inhale?
In a year tobacco smoke kills about 33 mothers a day
By 2030 tobacco could kill more than 8 million people per year
Raise Uniform Federal tax
Courtney Searcy Steven Torres
Luis Hernandez Navodi Poththewela
Yaw Diko Chastity Rivera
Astrid Ovalles Besi Diaz
Luis Garzon Sabrena Myers
Special Thanks to:
Dr. Hilda Hutcherson
Dr. Dennis A. Mitchell
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