Is it OK to smoke once in a while?
Many social smokers do not think they are harming themselves because they do not smoke every day; however, there are health consequences if you smoke, even if it is only once in a while. Social smoking is not safe. Every cigarette harms your health.
How long does it take for second hand smoke to affect you?
Exposure time to secondhand smoke and effects: 20-30 minutes – causes excess blood clotting, as well as increases the buildup of fat deposits in blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
How does secondhand smoke affect others?
Secondhand Smoke Causes Cardiovascular Disease Exposure to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and can cause coronary heart disease and stroke. Secondhand smoke causes nearly 34,000 premature deaths from heart disease each year in the United States among nonsmokers.