How does smoking affect your family and other people?

ជំងឺមហារីកសួតគឺជាជំងឺមហារីកដែលរីករាលដាលលឿនបំផុតលំដាប់ទី២ក្នុងចំណោមបុរសដែលមានចំនួនច្រើនជាង ១៤% នៃករណីមហារីកទាំងអស់សម្រាប់បុរសកម្ពុជានៅឆ្នាំ ២០២០។ ដើម្បីប្រារព្ធទិវាពិភពលោកគ្មានថ្នាំជក់ដែលត្រូវបានគេសង្កេតឃើញនៅជុំវិញពិភពលោកជារៀងរាល់ឆ្នាំនៅថ្ងៃទី ៣១ ឧសភា យើងសូមផ្តល់នូវការដកស្រង់ចេញពីអត្ថបទមួយ (មានតែជាភាសាអង់គ្លេស) ជាការចូលរួមបកស្រាយ ប្រកបដោយក្រមសីលធម៏សុជីវធម៌របស់វេជ្ជបណ្ឌិត Dr. Toh Chee Keong ឯកទេសផ្នែកជំងឺមហារីកនៅប្រទេសសិង្ហបុរី។ លោកវេជ្ជបណ្ឌិត Dr. Toh ក៏អាចទាក់ទងផងដែរតាមរយៈការពិគ្រោះយោបល់ជាវីដេអូពីប្រទេសកម្ពុជានិងមជ្ឈមណ្ឌលទូរគមនាគមន៍របស់យើងនៅភ្នំពេញ។

ប្រសិនបើអ្នកជាអ្នកជក់បារីឬស្គាល់មនុស្សជាទីស្រឡាញ់ដែលចង់ផ្តាច់បារីអ្នកអាចស្វែងយល់បន្ថែមពីក្រុមប្រឹក្សាជាតិលើកកម្ពស់មជ្ឈមណ្ឌលសុខភាពជាតិ។ អ្នកក៏អាចធ្វើការណាត់ជួបតាមអ៊ិនធរណេតជាមួយអ្នកឯកទេសផ្នែកវេជ្ជសាស្ត្រនិងអ្នកអនុវត្តទូទៅរបស់យើងឬទាក់ទងផ្នែកលក់តាមរយៈអ៊ីម៉ែល ដើម្បីទទួលបានព័ត៌មានបន្ថែមអំពីស្ថានភាពនិងការព្យាបាលដែលទាក់ទងនឹងការជក់បារី

How does smoking affect your family and other people?

Smokers often assume no harm is done to their families or others if they do not light up in front of non-smokers.  Secondhand smoke is a combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers.  Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) exposes non-smoker even if the smoker does not light up in not light up in front of non-smokers, or if they ventilate the enclosed space they are lighting up in.

After being exposed to secondhand smoke over an extended period of time, adults, after long term exposure to ETS, they have higher chance of developing lung cancer, heart diseases, stroke and diabetes mellitus.  Children have increased chance of getting asthma and lung infection and when they grow up, have higher risk of getting lung cancer and heart disease.  In addition, if your wife is a smoker or exposed to ETS, both your spouse and baby are put at higher health risks.

Is it okay if I smoke when my wife or children are not around?

Unless you want to repaint the house, and replace the carpets and furniture every time you smoke, it is better not to light the cigarette at all.   Smoking will leave remnants of nicotine and other toxic substances on surfaces of clothes and furniture, and household dust.  These poisonous substances, known as thirdhand smoke, can remain for a long time in the house which is why you shouldn’t light up at all.

People are exposed to thirdhand smoke through contact with the contaminated surfaces or inhalation of the dust particles suspended in the home environment.  This results in absorption of the toxins without knowing it. So it is not alright to smoke when no one is at home because thirdhand smoke can be harmful too.

Think twice or even thrice before you light the cigarette.  Quitting smoking can benefit everyone around you as well as yourself, of course!