from cigarettes has long been linked to numerous health problems, including severe asthma, respiratory infections and ear infections.
, also called passive smoking, can come from two sources-smoke that comes from burning tobacco or smoke that is exhaled by a person smoking.
Airport officials previously defended the smoking lounges, claiming they also benefited non-smokers by keeping secondhand smoke
away from non-smoking guests.
"Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke
regardless of whether the smoker is still in the room," said study author Professor Byung Jin Kim, of Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
[USA], May 3 (ANI): A non-smoker should leave a smoky room or car until it has been cleared, suggest researchers as secondhand smoke
can cause high blood pressure and hypertension.
According to the National Health Service, secondhand smoke
comes from the tip of a lit cigarette and the smoke that the smoker breathes out.
to Begin Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke
Exposure to secondhand smoke
from burning tobacco products can cause sudden infant death syndrome, respiratory infections, ear infections, and asthma attacks in infants and children, and coronary heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer in adult nonsmokers (1).
A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke
during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood.
When non-smokers breathe in secondhand smoke
- also known as passive smoking - it can be harmful.
A previous CDC study documented that secondhand smoke
can transfer from designated smoking areas into nonsmoking areas in airports, where nonsmoking travelers and employees can be exposed.