HUMOS LETALES

(Lethal Smoke) Translation

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How toxic can secondhand smoke be?

Even though it looks harmless, in reality secondhand smoke has more than 4,000 chemical substances and 40 of them can produce CANCER. Some of these toxins are:

To put any of these substances inside your body seems illogical, doesn't it? So, don't expose yourself to secondhand smoke.

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What else do you need to know about secondhand smoke?

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Lethal Smoke

Learn to protect yourself from secondhand smoke

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Do you know what secondhand smoke is?

It is the combination of smoke coming directly from a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke from the smoker's lungs.

When you breathe secondhand smoke, you are harming your health and in the long run it can lead to mortal illnesses.

For this reason, if someone smokes nears you, ask him to put it out or to smoke somewhere else.

Protect yourself and stay away from secondhand smoke.

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What are possible consequences of breathing secondhand smoke?

In pregnant women, secondhand smoke increases the risk of premature labor and low birthweight. For babies, the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is greater.

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What can you do to protect yourself?

It may not be easy to tell others not to smoke near you, but it is your health and you have the right to protect it. Talk honestly and without shame with your family and friends.

You can do a lot! Get on the go!
The advantages are many!

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Lethal Smoke

Learn to protect yourself from secondhand smoke

Do you know what secondhand smoke is?

It is the combination of smoke coming directly from a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke from the smoker's lungs.

When you breathe secondhand smoke, you are harming your health and in the long run it can lead to mortal illnesses.

For this reason, if someone smokes nears you, ask him to put it out or to smoke somewhere else.

How toxic can secondhand smoke be?

Even though it looks harmless, in reality secondhand smoke has more than 4,000 chemical substances and 40 of them can produce CANCER. Some of these toxins are:

What are possible consequences of breathing secondhand smoke?

What else do you need to know about secondhand smoke?

Now that you know that secondhand smoke is so dangerous, stand up for your rights and do not accept being a passive smoker!