Secondhand Smoke Topic Guide
Secondhand Smoke: Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure has been proven to cause lung cancer, other cancers, heart disease, heart attack, respiratory illnesses, asthma, ear infections, SIDS, and other diseases in nonsmokers. Eliminating all exposure to secondhand smoke is the only way to avoid risk of diseases and conditions caused by secondhand smoke.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a child under 1 year of age. The causes of SIDS are unknown, and SIDS risk peaks between 2-4 months of age. Placing the baby on his or her back to sleep and the use of home cardiorespiratory monitoring may help to prevent SIDS.
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