Passive Smoking,is more injurious that you would actually want to think. Your baby’s tiny organs can easily be infected than yours. Think before you light your cigarette next time.
There are a number of health problems that passive smoking children face, slowly throughout their life. A small mistake of your can cause serious problems to your child.
Smoking is injurious to health and further is secondhand smoking. Parents have certain responsibilities towards their children.
There is a lot of research going on around the world especially in US to urge parents to leave smoking or at least should take care not to smoke in front of children or at home.
Researchers have different findings like improper behavior, hyperactive, physical and mental problems in children.
A study was also been conducted of different age group of children and were exposed to secondhand smoke.
Mark Hamer from University College London conducted a survey on measuring level of byproducts of cigarette fumes on saliva of children and told parents to fill up few questions. Children surely showed disorder which was quite alarming.
However, Scientists are trying to answer the basic question as to how can secondhand smoking affect children mentally. They also do not rule out the possibility of other factors like asthma, family income, and housing situation.
Hamer says that different genes could be also responsible; dopamine a chemical found in brain gets affected by cigarette smoke. Another researcher stated that with secondhand smoke and also prenatal exposure to tobacco may cause physical or mental problems.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can be caused due to secondhand smoke apart from this ear infections and asthma are also common suffering among children. Parents who smoke should not compromise on health of their own children.
Quit smoking or at least do not smoke when children are around. It is elders who children learn and follow. Therefore duty lies upon us as mindful parents to induce good habits in children so that we have a bright and healthy future.