Sounds funny, doesn’t it? We’d never give a cigarette to a baby! But infants and toddlers who live with smokers suffer from many problems that are just as bad as if they were smoking themselves. Children’s bodies are smaller and developing, which makes cigarette smoke more dangerous to them than to an adult. And infants and toddlers breathe faster than adults. That means they are taking in more smoke per minute than the person smoking the cigarette!
Mr. H was a smoker of 30 years before he had a stroke four years ago. The stroke left him paralyzed throughout the left side of his body and severely affected his eyesight. As a result of the stroke, Mr. H was comatose for 22 days, during which his children even asked the attending doctor to pull life support. Fortunately, Mr. H recovered, but still carries with him the baggage and disabilities the stroke inflicted.