Second-hand smoke exposure may cause irregular heartbeat : Study - Avoid passive smoking at the New Year party - Times Now
- 1 January 2019
Second-hand smoke exposure may cause irregular heartbeat : Study - Avoid passive smoking at the New Year party  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock
New Delhi: Whether you have your party booked at some happening place in the city, or you are planning to host a house party, you may become a victim to passive smoking, even if you do not smoke. Though a few party places have designated smoking areas, when it is a full house, people might not adhere to the norms and smoke publicly, and you may be too shy or too polite to ask them not to.
Though it doesn't feel good to interfere in or ruin someone's fun on New Year's eve, you definitely have strong reason to ask people politely to not smoke around you, because you have no idea how harmful passive smoking can be. Secondhand smoke, or side-stream smoke, which is smoke drifting from a lit cigarette, is a serious health risk for both those who smoke and those who do not. Children are particularly at risk of serious health effects from such smoke. READ - 5 New Year party healthy games to make you fitter - Games that do not involve alcohol
For people with respiratory problems
Tobacco smoke consists of around 7,000 chemicals out of which over 50 are known to cause cancer. Secondhand smoke can also cause cancer in passive smokers. Various respiratory problems like asthma or bronchitis can also develop due to passive smoking. It can also lead to worsening of the symptoms and lead to chronic chest pain, cough, sneezes, etc., due to the tobacco smoke.
For pregnant woman
It is especially extremely harmful to smoke - both actively or passively as it can lead to miscarriages, still-birth, and seriously affect the growing foetus. Premature birth and complication during birth are very common in women who smoke during pregnancy or women around whom someone smokes.
For children who smoke passively, the tobacco smoke can be an invitation to symptoms of various respiratory problems like asthma and bronchitis. It can also lead to pneumonia, ear infections, stomach problems, improper growth of organs, cough, and breathlessness. Children around whom parents or anyone smokes too much are also at a higher risk of starting to smoke actively at a very early age- which can lead to cancer, asthma, etc. READ - Easy after party detox tips - 5 natural ways to cleanse your body after a late night party
For partners who do not smoke, but have partners who do, they are at a higher risk of coronary heart diseases as passive smoking makes the blood more sticky, and easier to form a clot. This can lead to serious hearth health problems, especially in women.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.