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Smoking is a dangerous habit while not only affects the smoker but passes its effects to people surrounding the smoker. A lot of people irrespective of the sex are addicted to the habit of smoking. Studies on the ill effects of smoking have shown the fact; passive smokers are equally affected through smoke and poisonous gas inhaled by them through smokers. Mothers smoking during their pregnancy can pass the bad chemicals to baby inside the womb and they may also lead to complications in their pregnancy. Ill effects experienced by passive smokers or non smoker’s shows the level of harm faced by smokers.

Principles to Be Followed By Parents

Since smoking is the right of each individual it is no possible to expect complete ban on smoking. But there are certain factors to be considered by parents to avoid negative impacts of smoking on their children. If they formulate some principles and act accordingly, it is possible to behave as a cultured parent.

Parents must avoid smoking if their children are around as it can lead to a number of diseases to them. It is true that cultured parents do not smoke in front of their infants as they know about bad effects caused by smoking and do not want the effects to pass on to their children.

Parents must make it a point not to smoke inside their home. Indoor smoking will cause prolonged effects to all those who inhale it. As the smoke will not go out completely it is better to smoke outside to avoid smoke revolving around the home.

If parents prefer to smoke outside the home they should ensure if the doors and windows of kids are closed properly and there are no chances for smoke to enter inside.

Parents must realize seriousness of passive smoking and take steps to preserve their children from it.

About The Author

Sneha Srimani is a Bachelor of Science graduate in health education. She is also social media manager at NucleusAccumbens.com. Before coming to Nucleus Accumbens, she worked as a Jr. Medical Physicist. Now she decided to share her experience and medical information through this blog.