Second-Hand Smoke Makes Us Croak!!!

By: Chelsey Kmiecik

The Hard Facts

  • 35% of Children that are around second-hand smoke show signs of nicotine dependency.
  • Estimated 46,000 deaths from heart disease in people who are around second-hand smokers
  • 150,000 to 300,000 respiratory infections in children fewer than 18 months of age.
  • The second-hand smoker inhales 85% of the smoke being given off from a cigarette.
  • 3,000 non- smokers are killed each year from lung cancer due to second-hand smoke
  • 60 substances are found in second-hand smoke that cause cancer