Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Preventing Secondhand Smoke

Smoking doesn’t harm just you, it harms everyone around you. Second hand smoke causes cancer and is just as dangerous to your health as actually smoking.

What’s wrong with smoking?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking cigarettes is the biggest leading cause of preventable death and disease in America. According to the CDC, more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking and cause nearly 6 million deaths per year worldwide and nearly 500,000 of them are from the United States. I’ll let that sink in. We spend $26.6 billion a year to poison our bodies and kill ourselves.

I know smoking is bad but I’m not hurting anyone else!

Smoking affects more than just you, it affects everyone around you. Of the 500,000 deaths, secondhand smoke kills 41,000 Americans yearly. That’s 1,300 deaths every single day. It can lead to ear infections, asthma attacks, respiratory infections, and a greater risk for sudden infant death syndrome in children. Secondhand smoke causes heart disease, lung cancer, and stroke in adults. Smoking kills your loved ones and everyone around you, not just yourself.

How can I make sure I don’t hurt my loved ones?

The best way to make sure you don’t hurt your loved ones is to quit smoking. But not everyone can simply quit smoking. Another easier way to mitigate the effects of secondhand smoke is to purchase an air purifier. Air purifiers help rid the room of smoke and other pollutants in the air caused by smoking. It ensures that you are not breathing in any harmful particles from secondhand smoke. The Atlas store carries air purifiers that instantly make a difference in the quality of the air around you and your household. Our wide selection of top notch air purifiers will help remove some of the harmful pollutants in the air from smoking.

Click HERE and stop by the Atlas store today to help you save your loved ones from secondhand smoke.