Second-Hand Smoke

Second-hand smoke is also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or passive smoke.

Second-hand smoke is made up of:

Second-hand smoke contains the same 4000 chemicals that a smoker inhales through a cigarette.

According to the US Surgeon General there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke.

A study from Austrailia in 2010 supports the US Surgeon General's conclusions and indicates that second-hand smoke is dangerous even in outdoor areas.

Second-hand smoke is extremely dangerous to infants and young children:

For more information on smoking diseases and second-hand smoke visit Health Canada and The US Surgeon General

Third Hand Smoke

ACT has made this simple Fact Sheet about the issues surrounding third hand smoke.