Parents warned about secondhand smoking

80% of secondhand smoke is invisible
80% of secondhand smoke is invisible Photo: Department of Health

Parents are being warned about the dangers of secondhand smoking. The Government campaign aims to highlight the dangers of smoking around children. These adverts are now being broadcast as part of the campaign.

80 per cent of secondhand smoke is invisible and contains over 4,000 chemicals and poisons, all of which cause harm to children.

New statistics that show children are not comfortable around smoke. Research by the Department of Health shows that in the North East 99 per cent of children wish their parents would stop smoking. 85% of children wish their parents would not smoke in front of them in a car.

Millions of children in the UK are exposed to secondhand smoke that puts them at increased risk of lung disease, meningitis and cot death.