For this weeks Teach Me Thursday, I will give you a few more reasons to stop smoking.
The EPA reported the following about Secondhand smoke.
The EPA has classified secondhand smoke as a carcinogen since 1992.
More than 10 million young people aged 12-18 live in a household with at least one smoker.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke were 25 percent more likely to have coronary heart diseases compared to nonsmokers not exposed to smoke.
According to the EPA, approximately 50-75 percent of children in the United States have detectable levels of cotinine, the breakdown product of nicotine, in their blood.