First, Second, and Third hand smoke

image of person smoking First hand smoke:

The inhalation of smoke of burning tobacco encased in cigarettes, pipes, and cigars. Smoking will shorten your life and leads to cancer as it blackens your lungs.

 

 

 

 

image of person smoking in front of baby Second hand smoke:

The environmental tobacco smoke that is inhaled involuntarily or passively by someone who is not smoking. Second hand smoking causes coughing, phlegm, chest discomfort and reduced lung function in nonsmokers.

 

 

Third hand smoke:

A term used to describe the gases and small particles in cigarette smoke that are deposited on every surface they come in contact with. From the smoker s hair and clothing, to the environment the cigarette was smoked in. These toxic particles remain long after the cigarette has been put out and any second hand has been removed from the area. image of person holding baby's hand

Babies and toddlers are uniquely susceptible to the exposure of third-hand smoke. Because children are on the floor and have a tendency to mouth things, they actually get exposed to more of the toxic residue than adults do. Factor in their small size, and the risk of getting sick from third-hand smoke is increased.


Hazardous types of cigarette smoke components are irritants and carcinogens, and it is these types that are more concentrated in third-hand smoke. Irritants both mimic effects of respiratory infections and make the actual infections more frequent and more severe.Hazardous types of cigarette smoke components are irritants and carcinogens, and it is these types that are more concentrated in third-hand smoke. Irritants both mimic effects of respiratory infections and make the actual infections more frequent and more severe.