Health  Vol.6 No.12 , June 2014
Passive Smoking and Children’s Health
Abstract: Tabagism is one of the greatest public health problems at the present time because this is the most important cause of preventabel deaths worldwide. Due to its impact on the health and welfare of all, the act of smoking causes problems for society, including that children, without being able to enjoy the freedom of choice, eventually become compulsory passive smokers since its conception. This article presents the main damages caused by smoking to human health, especially on children, who, because of their characteristics are more vulnerable to the effects of products derived from cigarette burns, mainly the effects of nicotine, carbon monoxide and more than 4700 substances produced by smoking. Also it highlights the importance that all efforts are directed towards protecting nonsmokers and improving environmental and health conditions for everyone.
Cite this paper: Del Ciampo, L. and Del Ciampo, I. (2014) Passive Smoking and Children’s Health. Health, 6, 1408-1414. doi: 10.4236/health.2014.612172.

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