Secondhand smoke has been found to be worse than “mainstream” smoke, which is the smoke inhaled and exhaled by the smoker. The particles of the carcinogens in the secondhand smoke are smaller than the particles in the mainstream smoke, so the particles are more easily absorbed by the body cells. When you choose to smoke in the home or car with your child, you are exposing them to the following risks.
Possibly Causing Asthma
Secondhand smoke can cause asthma symptoms to appear where there were none and can worsen existing asthma symptoms. When kids are directly exposed to secondhand smoke in the home or car, it can cause immediate breathing difficulties and can give kids a chronic cough.