Allergic To Smoke: Common Allergies and Symptoms Of Smoke and Childhood Allergies.
If you ask if it's possible to have a smoke allergy, I say the answer is yes. Coughing and red itchy eyes are normal.
I grew up in a house where both parents smoked. The time it took for my parents to light up another cigarette was 5 minutes. That was only a 5 minute reprieve before another onslaught of smoke was in the house. Basically, one of my parents was smoking when they were in the house. A constant smokey haze filled the air.
My clothes, room, sheets, and even my books smelled like smoke. It permeated everything, including my sinuses.
Cigarette smoke is known to contain numerous toxins and chemicals. People, and especially children, are more prone to have allergies may be more sensitive to cigarette smoke. And it doesn't stop there. We've known about secondhand smoke for years.
Those who live with smokers tend to have more respiratory issues than those who live with non-smokers. Secondhand smoke also increases the risk of sinusitis, coughing spasms and allergic bronchitis.
Here are a few way you can avoid secondhand smoke and the residual smell of cigarettes:
When Talking To Smokers
And For Yourself
If you smoke you can try to quit. If you're allergic to smoke and live with someone who smokes you can be encouraging but firm in your request to either stop smoking or go outside. I never get "preachy" on this subject. I think it reaches further than health issues but that's for another time. I do encourage you to take it outside and never smoke inside your house or car when your children are with you.
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