Health Complications from Secondhand Smoke
There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke and the U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that breathing even a little secondhand smoke poses a risk to your health.
Secondhand smoke can:
- cause respiratory illnesses;
- health consequences in the young;
- increases the risk for acute respiratory infections, ear problems and more severe asthma.
Moreover, separating smokers from nonsmokers, cleaning the air, and ventilating buildings cannot eliminate secondhand smoke exposure.