Everyone knows that smoking kills and is bad for the health of any person who smokes … but sometimes, the addiction to tobacco is much greater and until there are no misfortunes due to tobacco, such as suffering from cancer or A close relative dies because of smoking, it seems that people have a hard time reacting to this.
Most people understand the negative effects that smoking can have on their own health, including an increased risk of heart attacks and lung cancer, but they often still need additional motivation to stop smoking …
Effects of being a passive smoker
Being a passive smoker means that you do not smoke but you are inhaling the smoke of another person who does smoke in front of you. Understanding the effects of tobacco smoke on the environment in children can help you stop smoking, especially if you have children and want the best for them.
Fortunately, most mothers understand the negative effects that smoking while pregnant can have on their baby. These effects can include having a small or underweight baby and having a baby with abnormal lung function. Mothers who smoke are also more likely to have a premature baby and, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “long-term cognitive and behavioral problems, which include lower intelligence and attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity. ”
Although a mother can stop smoking during pregnancy, many start smoking again after the baby is born, but this postnatal exposure to the children’s smoke is also bad … whether the mother smokes or the father in front of the children.
Being exposed to smoke from someone who smokes, even if you smoke outside the home, is believed to increase the chances of a child having ear infections, allergies, asthma, wheezing , pneumonia and frequent upper respiratory infections.
Smoke can also trigger asthma attacks in many children and is often worse than in children who are not exposed to someone who smokes. Babies who are exposed to a smoking caregiver , or a mother who smoked while pregnant, are up to 4 times more likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
It is better for you to stop smoking as soon as possible both for your health and the health of your children
It is better for you to stop smoking as soon as possible both for your health and for the health of your children. In fact, if you do not stop smoking and you continue doing it in front of your children, you are sentencing their health and you are even shortening their lives just by not leaving that addiction that consumes you so much.
It is important that you be aware of the addiction that you have to begin to assess the possibility of quitting smoking l or as soon as possible. If you are not able to do it yourself, you can go to your doctor or a therapist to give you the tools you need to stop the bad habit of putting cigarettes in your mouth.
If you need another reason, remember that the children of a smoking father are more likely to start smoking when they grow up. Do you want your children to have an increased risk of lung cancer or heart attacks because they learned to smoke because of your daily example? If you can not or do not want to leave it for yourself … It is better that you think about your children and that you do it for them.
If you can not quit smoking, at least do not smoke inside your house or your car or other places where your children are directly exposed to smoke . However, remember that this does not completely protect your children from the effects of environmental smoke.