Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Children and Secondhand Smoke Exposure.

Click on the blue title above to read the U.S. Surgeon General's report on how smoking effects children.

Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, lower respiratory infections, middle ear disease, more severe asthma, respiratory symptoms, and slowed lung growth. The California Environmental Protection Agency recently estimated that 430 infants die from sudden infant death syndrome in the United States every year as a result of secondhand smoke exposure.

To see how beautiful cigarette advertisements hooked people during the last 100 years, go to http://lane.stanford.edu/tobacco/index.html (hosted by the Stanford School of Medicine.) (Copy and paste into your Internet browser.)

Early ads featured babies, athletes, doctors, brides, and young people.
One early Camel slogan was: Give your throat a vacation..." An advertisement featuring Babe Ruth (above) had the slogan "Not a cough in a carload".

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