You probably know the health risks connected to smoking, but sometimes we forget that the people around us are also affected by our decision to smoke.


Breathing in other people’s smoke, also known as passive smoking, can have a very serious effect on others around you and can cause cancer. Every year thousands of non-smokers die from lung cancer, lung diseases and heart disease caused by inhaling second-hand tobacco smoke.

Children suffer even more negative effects when inhaling second-hand smoke. When exposed to passive smoke, they are more likely to suffer from respiratory problems such as asthma and it causes an increased likelihood of cot death.

Take a look at our page about smoking in your home to see how you can begin to make changes.