There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke, also called passive, involuntary or environmental tobacco smoke.
* Nicotine, carcinogens and toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke are inhaled when people breathe in second-hand smoke.
* Similar to smokers, non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of lung cancer, coronary heart disease and respiratory illnesses.
* Infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy and those exposed to second-hand smoke after birth have an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
*Infants and children exposed to second-hand smoke have a higher risk of developing severe acute …