“Frankly, I cannot stand it. I have to stay sitting or lying most of the time, cannot smoke or drink wine. I cannot wait for it to end.”
This comment to French magazine, La Parisien, is from French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy about her current pregnancy. The 43-year-old former model is due at the beginning of October.
Say it ain’t so Carla! You want to go back to smoking???
1. Among the more than 7,000 chemicals that have been identified in secondhand tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be harmful, for example, hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia.
2. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. National Toxicology Program, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer have all classified secondhand smoke as a known human carcinogen (a cancer-causing agent). Second hand smoke can cause cancer!
3. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Even low levels of secondhand smoke can be harmful.
5. Children’s exposure to secondhand smoke is responsible for:
The lungs of young children are more severely affected by exposure to secondhand smoke for several reasons:
Children receiving high doses of secondhand smoke, such as those with smoking mothers, run the greatest risk of damaging health effects.
So come on Carla, you’ve already stopped smoking. Why start now? You can still have a glass of wine…
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