Approximately 50,000 people die a year due to second hand smoking, with over 3,000 suffering from lung cancer and the majority of others dying of heart disease.
Some people consider second hand smoking more dangerous than inhaling the cigarette fumes yourself. Sometimes you don't even realise that you're second hand smoking if you cannot smell it or see the smoke but if you are surrounded by people smoking then the toxins from the cigarettes will enter your body too. In addition, smoke can linger in rooms for hours afterwards which can still enter your system. If you breathe in the smoke from someone else's cigarette then you are also breathing in the first hand smoke being exhaled from the smoker. This is more dangerous because it intensifies the carcinogens and chemicals.
It is incredibly dangerous for young infants and children to take in the chemicals of second hand smoke because they are more likely to form respiratory tract infections in the future, and if babies are exposed to it then they may develop these problems before they reach 18 months old. Moreover, it is important to note that if you are exposed to two hours of second hand smoke, then it will be the equivalent of smoking four cigarettes yourself. Fortunately, there are laws in the United States and the United Kingdom that ban smoking in public places such as pubs and restaurants. This could mean that the rate of people dying from second hand smoke will decrease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 54,000 people die annually in the US alone, from secondhand smoke exposure. The estimated figure that is arrived is based on the midpoint number of deaths from heart diseases (49,000), SIDS deaths (2,300), and lung cancer deaths (3,200). Children are at considerable risk to many severe and chronic diseases due to secondhand smoke exposure.
Second hand smoke refers to smoke that is exhaled by a smoker and the smoke that is released by a burning tobacco product. Secondhand smoke contains more than 4000 chemicals compounds, most of which are carcinogenic or toxic. The research conducted over the past 20 years has led experts to believe that second smoke can cause damage to organs, and also death.
Yes, some people may actually have an underlying heart condition and may have been smokers and hence, we assume these people are having these conditions from smoking. However, there is no CAUSAL relations made as of yet, everything is a theory, but a CORRELATION has been found, and it's a positively skewed correlation, not a made-up number to support a fake theory.
I agree that people may not develop lung conditions just from inhaling second hand smoke, but by inhaling second-hand smoke, people are INCREASING their RISK of developing a form of condition.
If people didnt no second hand smoke is smoke consumed by people around smokers who don't even touch a ciggy so others put there and others around them life in danger. !
So smokers think about others
It pretty much all has no scientific backing. All you have are theories and after 20 years, thats still all you have. Out of 54000, 49000 are due to heart disease? Did they not have heart disease before you asked them? Did they developed heart disease within hours of talking to you and inhaling second hand smoke? Seems to me that your pulling numbers from things unrelated to second hand smoke itself, heart disease? Can be caused by tons of things, my dad has it, know how? Food. SIDS? You honestly believe someone comes into your home and blows smoke at your baby and it dies from SIDS? And 2300 lung cancer patients all developed their cancer during your survey while being subjected to second hand smoke? 25 years of second hand smoke and I don't have a problem, neither do the other 25 family members I have, nor do my best friend and her family, or my other friend and his family. You know what causes cancer? If we knew, there wouldnt BE cancer. Saying that smokers have to watch out for others is ridiculous. Based on the fact that the three numbers are pools based on the diseases themselves and not weather it was caused by second hand smoke, alcohol is by far a worse killer. But everyone likes that. All accept the parents like mine that lose a 5 year old to a drunk driver, but who cares its legal. Try focusing on something that actually IS a problem and not some fanatical mass-hysteria inducing non-sense.
An ESTIMATED 50,000 people will die from second hand smoke each year. That is just an estimate. On a different subject in 2008 more than 37,000 people died just in alcohol related deaths but yet it seems that our society would rather tax the crap out of Tabaco. Why not focus a little more on alcohol for a change
In about 4.5 million people died because of second hand - smoking.
According to recent research carried out, it has been calculated that roughly 70,000 people die from second hand smoke world over every year.
These are diseases that were caused due to exposure to second hand smoke :
[[B:heart disease deaths
lung cancer deaths
Just tell me the answer
I'm in school and doing a worksheet so stop getting offensive about it!!!