Video: Quit Smoking – Protect Our Youth
Second-hand smoke is particularly dangerous to children because their bodies are still developing. Smoking when you are with your children can increase their risk of cot death, ‘glue ear’ (most common form of deafness in children), respiratory illnesses such as asthma, middle ear and chest infections. It may even cause cancer later on in life.
If you are a smoker, do not expose your child to your smoke, especially in confined areas indoors and in cars.
Exposure to second hand smoke and smoking while pregnant are both linked to miscarriage, low birth weight and stillborn births. Babies who breathe in second hand smoke have a higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Read more about second hand smoke.
I want to stop smoking and its difficult to quit. please help
Please find advice and contact details with regards to support in order to quit smoking, here: https://www.cansa.org.za/how-to-quit-smoking-and-why/ – a few options are listed.
If you need to speak to someone in person, in spite of the info in the above-mentioned post, please contact the staff at your nearest CANSA Care Centre – see contact details here: https://www.cansa.org.za/cansa-care-centres-contact-details/
Stay strong – you have made the right decision! See benefits to your health shortly after quitting here: https://www.cansa.org.za/will-my-body-recover-after-i-quit-smoking/