Our furry family members are not immune to the toxicity of second-hand smoke either!
Dogs are two times more likely to develop cancerous tumors when living with a smoker – the most common forms relate to second-hand smoke including cancer of the nasal passage and lungs.
Cats can swallow smoke and soot while grooming themselves. The risk of developing feline lymphoma cancer is also two and a half times more likely for cats living with smokers.
Birds cannot filter the air that they breathe in, causing smoke to become trapped which blackens their lungs and can lead to pneumonia and secondary infections.
Think of your animals before you light a cigarette, and remember that you have a choice but they do not.