The Harmful Effects Of Passive Smoking

If you smoke or have a family member who does, passive smoking and its effects on those who live with you must have crossed your mind at times. And it should!

The non-smokers who face tobacco smoke at work or home develop 25-30% higher chances of suffering from heart diseases. Passive smoking poses a major health concern and can turn fatal if the non-smoker in question is already sick and at high risk for heart diseases.

The Cardiology doctors in Dubai suggest keeping expecting mothers away from smokers. If a pregnant lady is exposed to cigarette smoke, the baby could have low birth weight and higher chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, carbon monoxide, benzene, and small polluted particles. When inhaled, they can result in narrowing of your carotid arteries, the formation of clots in blood vessels, accumulation of fat and cellular waste in the arteries, and hardening of their inner linings and walls. Benzene is also a cause of leukemia.

It could lead to stroke, heart attacks, coronary heart disease, and sudden death. Passive smoke claims around 890,000 lives each year, 28% of which were reported to be children in 2014. In children, cigarette smoke can cause long-term issues like asthma, chronic cough, dental cavities, irritability, and infection the eyes and nose.

Specialist Cardiologists in Dubai suggest people quit smoking and smoke outside if needed. Smoking in a separate room in the house is just as dangerous for others than smoking right in front of them.


Dr. Srinivasan Ravindranath

Specialist Cardiologist

Aster Clinic, Al Muteena (DMPC)


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