According to the World Health Organization: “More than 600 000 death per year worldwide are caused by second-hand smoke (SHS) – this is more than 1% of all deaths. 165 000 of these deaths are among children. “
Of these deaths of children due to passive smoking, 60% were in Africa and Southeast Asia combined and most of these were of children under 2 years old, who died from respiratory illness- from breathing in the smoke of others.
The tobacco industry says smoking is an “adult choice and right.” When precious infants die from passive smoking, or kids become smokers, addicted for life (and most adult smokers became addicted as kids), we know that the tobacco industry has lied and continues to lie in order to make financial profits at the expense of dear precious children!