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Babies most affected by cigarette smoke 

Jump to full article: The New Vision (ug), 2009-05-31


BESIDES smoking being the leading cause of lung cancer, a recent research indicated that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of penile cancer in Uganda.

According to a report from the surgeon general at the US Department of Health and Human Services, children are most affected by second-hand smoke.

Second-hand smoke contains more than 250 chemicals known to be toxic or cancer-causing. . . .

It should be noted that on average, children are exposed to more second-hand smoke than non-smoking adults. Doctors have noted that even brief exposure to cigarette smoke can be harmful.

The next time you light a cigarette in a public place, be aware that you are not only endangering your life, but also the lives of thousands of innocent people.

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