Mouth cancer has also been associated with second-hand smoke
in cats due to the tar in cigarette smoke forming a residue on the cats fur, which is then consumed when the cat is grooming.
However, nearly one-fifth of non-smoking adults still experience regular exposure to second-hand smoke
is known to have diverse effects on the lung and vascular systems in both children and adults.
The campaign was organized to highlight the links between the use of tobacco products and cardiovascular diseases and to increase awareness among general public on harmful effects of exposure to second-hand smoke
on cardiovascular health.
The council launched its Smokefree Communities Project in Grangetown, Loftus and Kirkleatham to help improve the health and well-being of locals by getting people to quit - and reduce the number of people exposed to second-hand smoke
It will not only be a good gift to ourselves to maintain good health but also to show care for your loved ones by protecting them from second-hand smoke
," said New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) President Emer Rojas.
"Many of these children are exposed to second-hand smoke
in family cars, putting them at increased risk of a wide range of conditions, including respiratory illnesses, meningitis and asthma.
"It was a really tough time but losing Clover to lung cancer with the likely cause being smoking, just shows how damaging breathing in second-hand smoke
Professor Kevin Fenton, national director for health and wellbeing for Public Health England, said: "Many parents aren't aware that over 80% of second-hand smoke
is invisible and odourless."
The British Lung Foundation estimates that 430,000 children are exposed to second-hand smoke
in their family car every week.
For information and advice on how to protect pets and people from second-hand smoke
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"There is also evidence from the primary school survey that inequalities in children's exposure to second-hand smoke
remains, so we will press ahead with plans to ban people smoking in cars carrying children."