Plenty of research confirms that secondhand smoke is just as dangerous as smoking itself. If your toddler is around smokers, she is inhaling unhealthy air.
Young children exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke can suffer:
- more frequent and severe asthma attacks
- respiratory infections
- ear infections and other problems
Talk to your family and friends who smoke and ask them not to do this around your child. If you’re in a confined space, don’t be shy about politely asking a smoker to move—or move your toddler away from that space.
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