Tag Archive for 'secondhand smoke'

Second-hand smoke increases a child’s meningococcal disease risk

December 14th, 2012 by BioMed Central Limited

The dangers of second-hand smoke (passive smoking) on children continue to become ever more apparent. A new study reported in the paper ‘Passive smoking, invasive meningococcal disease and preventive measures‘ published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Public Health shows that second hand smoke and foetal exposure due to maternal smoking while pregnant significantly […]

Healthy Hearts Day promotes smokefree cars at Beau Sejour on 25 September 2011

September 23rd, 2011 by Health Promotion Unit

On Healthy Hearts Day, the Health Promotion Unit and the Environmental Health Unit will have a car outside Beau Sejour Leisure Centre filled with cigarette butts and the chemicals children will be exposed to when adults smoke in a car. Gerry Le Roy, Health Promotion Officer for Smoking and Heart disease, said “The dangers of […]