Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Health Risks of Second Hand Smoke

In Adults:

  • Heart disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Nasal sinus cancer


In Children:

  • Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Fetal growth impairment including low birth weight and measuring small for gestational weight
  • Bronchitis, pneumonia, and other lower respiratory tract infections
  • Asthma exacerbations
  • Middle ear disease
  • Respiratory symptoms
Healthy Work Environment
Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice
Point of Care Resources