Friday, December 14, 2012

Reduce Secondhand Smoke Exposure

According to the American Heart Association, approximately 60 percent of children between the ages of 4 and 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke at home. Even if these children never touch a cigarette in their lives, they have a greater risk of developing lung cancer and other illnesses related to smoking.

If you smoke cigarettes - and you have children - you can take steps to protect your family. Don't think that you're invincible. Smoking is highly dangerous to your health, plus this habit can shave years off your life. Be proactive and responsible, and consider ways to reduce your risk of illness.

An electronic cigarette is a safer alternative to smoking. And if you have children in the home, you owe it to their health. Some people question the effectiveness of an electronic cigarette, however, these cigarettes work just like ordinary cigarettes. Nonetheless, there are key differences.

For starters, these safer cigarettes do not have tobacco. And instead of puffing out smoke, you puff out a vapor. There is nicotine and you drag the cigarette the same as an ordinary cigarette. But overall, an electronic cigarette is the cheaper and healthier alternative. But most importantly, these cigarettes reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.

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