Secondhand Smoke Slideshow: The Dangers and Effects

Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD on Thursday, June 10, 2010

A girl smokes a cigarette and exhales smoke.

A mother holds a cigarette and reads to her son.

An ash tray filled with cigarettes and ash.

A doctor warns on the dangers of cigarette smoking.

An illustration of lung cancer.

An illustration shows blockage of the coronary arteries by plaque which may cause a heart attack.

A man has respiratory problems and coughs.

A young boy coughs.

A man smokes a cigarette next to a pregnant woman.

A doctor examines a mammogram X-ray image.

President Barack Obama with Surgeon General Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A.

Several public environments display no-smoking signs.

A man's cigarette about to be cut by scissors.

A woman points her finger and has a stern expression on her face while holding up a 'No Smoking' symbol.

Secondhand smoke from a cigarette.

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