Are you a smoker living with a non-smoker? If so, the issue of second-hand smoke can become a serious source of conflict. Here are a few facts to keep in mind:
- According to the CDC, as many as 7000 cases a year of deaths related to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease are caused by second-hand smoke.
- 3400 adult deaths from lung cancer due to second hand smoke are reported each year.
- Non-smokers exposed to second-had smoke have a 25-30% increase in the risk of heart disease.
- 7500 to 15,000 child hospitalizations a year result from exposure to second hand smoke.
Isn’t keeping the smoke out of the house worth the inconvenience?