Many people do not realize that they and their children can be affected by secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke can affect the health of those who live with a smoker or who are in another environment where smoking is prevalent. In addition, it can cause many health problems including heart disease, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infection and sudden infant death syndrome among infants and children.
CDPH offers free secondhand smoke screening tests to families or individuals. In just 15 minutes, the test will show the effect of nicotine in secondhand smoke within the body.
For more information or to make an appointment for free secondhand smoke screening, contact 312.747.2138.