Secondhand smoke comes from 2 places:

Even if you don't smoke, breathing in someone else's smoke can kill you.

Secondhand smoke has about 4,000 chemicals in it. More than 50 of them cause cancer.

In the United States each year, thousands of non smokers die from secondhand smoke.

Millions of children breathe in secondhand smoke at home. Secondhand smoke is especially bad for children because their lungs are still growing.

Babies have a higher risk of SIDS* (sudden infant death syndrome) if they breathe in secondhand smoke.

Children have a higher risk of serious health problems if they breathe in secondhand smoke. For example, children who breathe secondhand smoke can have:

Children who breathe secondhand smoke cough and wheeze* more. They have a harder time with colds, stuffy noses, headaches, sore throats, itchy eyes, and hoarseness.

Secondhand smoke can make bad health problems even worse. Secondhand smoke is...

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