Smoking and children are not compatible

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Child Health

What happens to young children when they are exposed to cigarette smoke?Here are some shocking figures, which should help you get rid of this bad habit forever.In infants and children exposed to cigarette smoke significantly more cases of pneumonia, asthma, otitis media, bronchitis, sinusitis, eye irritation and cereals.If this is not enough to convince you to make a last puff, turn to such tragic statistics: in children of smoking mothers and fathers are seven times more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome.If you still think you can afford to smoke, take a look at these statistics: the children of smoking parents in two to three times more likely to visit doctors, usually for acute respiratory infections or diseases associated with allergy.In addition, if you want to grow a healthy heart, take a look at these facts: the children, who are forced to be passive smokers at home, have lower blood levels of HDL (good cholesterol is, protection against ischemic (coronary) heart disease) also .Podum

ayteand the consequences in the distant future.Children of smoking parents are more likely to become smokers.A one recent study indicates that if the child grows in the building where two parent smoke, it may double the risk of his lung cancer in the future.

way to improve the health of your child is a mandatory visit to the doctor on a schedule of planned inspections.Here's a chart that we use in the office and that is virtually the same as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics:

month in the first six months for the first child;every two months during the first six months for the following children;

• nine, twelve, fifteen, eighteen and twenty-four months;

• annually thereafter;

Day healthy child benefit and the child and the parents.During routine inspections will be discussed:

• growth and development at every stage;

• a healthy diet;

• preventive measures and measures to prevent accidents;

and held:

• immunization (vaccination);

• complete physical examination to detect abnormalities in the development;

• weighing, measuring height and girth of the head; periodic-cal laboratory tests: blood hemoglobin and urine tests;

• check hearing and vision;

and will be given:

• answers to questions concerning the treatment of the child and the approach to it;

• advice on health problems.