Help save lives this holiday season
Second-hand smoke is what smokers breathe out and into the air. It’s also the smoke that comes from a burning cigarette, cigar or pipe. Second-hand smoke has the same chemicals in it as the tobacco smoke breathed in by a smoker. So if you’re sitting beside someone who’s smoking, you and everyone else around you are smoking too.
No amount is safe
Hundreds of the chemicals in second-hand smoke are toxic. More than 70 of them have been shown to cause cancer in human studies or lab tests.
Being around second-hand smoke puts you at risk of developing lung cancer and other lung diseases. You’re also at a higher risk for heart attacks and stroke.
It can bother your skin, eyes, nose and throat.
If you have allergies or breathing problems (like asthma), second-hand smoke can make them much worse.
My favourite thing about Camp Goodtime is being able to hang out with other kids who have survived cancer. They know what is going on in your life and can help you get through it.
Help for smokers trying to quit
It’s okay to need help to quit smoking. The Canadian Cancer Society is here to support people who are ready to quit and even those people who aren’t ready.