News 4 pulled numbers from Missouri’s Poison Control Center and found 74 people under the age of 12 ingested vaping liquid last year, up from 69 in 2018.
Across the nation, 5,183 people were exposed to vaping liquid in 2019 compared to 3,139 the year before.
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Secondhand smoke causes approximately 7,330 deaths from lung cancer and 33,950 deaths from heart disease each year. Between 1964 and 2014, 2.5 million people died from exposure
Secondhand Smoke and Children
- Secondhand smoke is especially harmful to young children. Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children under 18 months of age, resulting in between 7,500 and 15,000 hospitalizations each year. It also causes 430 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths in the U.S. annually.7
- Secondhand smoke exposure may cause a buildup of fluid in the middle ear, resulting in 790,000 doctor’s office visits per year, as well as more than 202,000 asthma flare-ups among children each year.7
- More than 23 million, or about 35 percent of children in the U.S. have been exposed to secondhand smoke.8