We know smoking is dangerous. We know second hand smoke is dangerous. But what about THIRD hand smoke?
What is third hand smoke?
Third hand smoke is when you touch nicotine residue left on surfaces, it can also refer to the lingering gasses left on surfaces.
What surfaces are vulnerable of capturing nicotine residue and gasses?
Well, basically everything. Clothing, flooring, walls, furniture, toys, vehicles, and car seats are the most common though.
What are the effects of third hand smoke?
Children are the most vulnerable to have negative effects from third hand smoke. This is because they are more likely to touch surfaces and put objects near their nose and mouth than adults are. Children exposed to third hand smoke are more likely to have asthma, ear infections, frequent illnesses, and pneumonia.
Third hand smoke is also thought to be one of the biggest risk factors with SIDs in infants and respiratory illnesses after birth.
Adults aren't immune to the effects of third hand smoke. Lung cancer is the biggest risk that comes to mind, but the risk of getting other cancers such as bladder, cervix, and kidney cancer are also elevated by third hand smoke.
How can you protect yourself and your children?
The obvious one is don't smoke, but sometimes being in contact with someone that has smoked is inevitable. The best course of action is to wash all clothing, surfaces, and furniture that the smoker has come in contact with.
Today was my final court hearing. I was granted full custody of my kids. It’s bittersweet, really. Mostly just a protection for the kids. I’m not seeking child support or anything monetary. I just want my kids to know that their dad cannot waltz back into our lives, but that there will be a process for him to follow (namely alcohol and drug free, anger management and parenting classes) before he can see them. It also gives me the freedom to make decisions for my kids without having to figure out where their dad might be or if he will even be sober enough to converse with. The hardest part is that no matter how awful this man was to us, we all still love him so much, which is why I have had to completely cut him out of my life. For him, this wasn’t love, but a meal ticket, and I can see that logically, but not feel it emotionally. I know that having him around is dangerous because I may fall under his spell again, but the next time, I probably wouldn’t make it out alive. I have betrayed him and that will never be forgiven. So, while this may be a victory, and I do have protection orders in place, I will still have to look over my shoulder. I know him...too well. He is biding his time and awaiting his opportunity to strike. Vigilance...that is now my mantra. #domesticviolence#domesticviolenceawareness#domesticabuse#domesticabusesurvivor#domesticabuseawareness#enddomesticabuse#endabuse#protectthechildren#fullcustody#court#finalorder#singlemom#singlemommy#singlemomlife#womenstrong#strongwomen#notquitethesimplelife
Protect your children. Keep them safe from abuse and trauma. Educate yourselves about trauma to do that.
Pay attention to them even when you have had a long difficult day. Love them unconditionally. Learn from them; they are the best teachers.
Let children grow up in their own pace. Don't give your children your baggage. It's not theirs to carry.
Most importantly, don't be the reason for their trauma. Heal yourself instead. Heal your inner child. Nourish your inner child. That's the Source.
Let the innocence, simplicity and curiosity be the guiding light. It has the power to guide you through the darkest alleys.
Happy Children's Day
If this problem here ⬆️ is not part of your daily convo... instead you're more inclined to talk about worthless crap like how much $$$ @leveonbell is turning down..or what ignit, degrading Worldstar fight video @snoopdogg posted, or what pervert in Hollywood is under investigation this week, or what demonic @beyonce concert is coming to your city, or what wealthy crooked politician is running for whatever, or how turned up this weekend you're going to be, or how many $1's you wasted on throwing at funky, sweaty, doormat booty cheeks......than you're part of the problem. #ifyoureoffendedyoureguilty#nofilter#itiswhatitis#nokidshouldgohungry#whereyaheartat#everyoneeats
I am air.
I am wind.
I am stealthy like a cat.
A wild lynx of the forest.-Prologue of Dauntless
Today’s #TheYASisters challenge is fierce women. I chose this book because I love the female character who fiercely protects her “merry men”, who mostly consist of children. Fierce is defined as: furiously eager or intense. Anyone who fiercely protects children is number one in my book as a role model. 📚
Back Cover Summary:
Born a baron's daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is now an enemy of the throne after her father's failed assassination attempt upon the king. Bold and uniquely skilled, she is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village--a group that becomes known as "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest." Merry finds her charge more difficult as their growing notoriety brings increasing trouble their way. 🏹
Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, he's forced to reexamine everything he's known. 🏹
#seekinggiantsbookgiveaway18 - Crown (flower crown) #TheYASisters#fiercewomen#flowercrown#protectthechildren#Dauntless#ValiantHearts#bookstagram
Vintage child’s hat from China with butterfly antennae. Moths and butterflies were considered to be protectors of children in some parts of Asia. Moths, usually nocturnal, safeguard the night while butterflies watch over the day. The mythical Mothra has characteristics of both.
anyone in the "business" knows that you gotta get thru the gay mafia to be successful in hollywood.
not hating on the gay community, except for what they represent...........
turning out young boys.
molesting children. etc.
most gay men have been molested as children(so sad).
but this causes them to crave young boys who are the same age they were, when they were molested.
many adults have been molested as children but not all of them perpetuate it by making a lifestyle and culture out of the act.
these are the type of people who are creating content for you and your children to watch on tv. at the movies.
many of the hollywood elite are sick perverts.
if you only knew!
why cant we have normal emotionally balanced people creating our media content?
why do we have to accept media content from damaged people who choose to live a lifestyle of mental and spiritual illness?
stop pretending you dont see it.
When you make a grown man father apologize. @jkthereaper the “vampire Nazi” 😒 25 years old and sexually harassing my teenage daughter online for a year. I had to call his mom at work and his daddy apologized. We not playing games out here! #protectthechildren @jamilhostile you next
The abuses endured as children often guides the decisions we make as adults. Sometimes it leads us to protect ourselves from future harm. Sometimes it leads us to protecting our children. When we learned of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce (along with Brad Pitt’s excessive drinking) we wondered the ways in which Angelina’s relationship with her father influenced her to protect her family. Angelina made the hard choice of divorce as a way to protect her children from potential emotional abuse—probably a lesson she learned dealing with her own father. Of course there is no way to know however, we do know that when the legacy of abuse sits with you, the best thing to do is prevent yourself and your children from reliving the horror you faced .
#tbt 22 years ago 😳 15 yrs young,
My first trip back to my fatherland since I was 2 yo - New Mexico, my birthplace. Connecting to my Pueblo roots. Searching. Yearning. Curious. Scared. Thrilled. Angry. Hurt. First time meeting my father. First time seeing myself in someone else.
What a freakin journey it’s been.💆🏽♀️
I’ve been sick to my stomach for days.... called the police to do a wellness check on my niece, who we haven’t seen for months. She’d been blocked from most forms of communication w/ all of us. The cousins are best of friends, so I thought it was odd when they weren’t even communicating w/ her. She’s txted back a couple of times but ..... the messages were weird,,,,like it wasn’t her responding. The next time they saw my nephew .... he’d called his step-sister to pick him up ( all the kids are CLOSE).... he had a bloody nose & wanted to come home to his dad’s. The police made my nephew go back home..... even though they agreed it wasn’t right.... My hearts shattered in a million pieces.
I am terribly sorry to my niece & nephew.... evidently all I HAD to say was anonymous.....& I did not.
I wanted to make sure they were ok & I’d made it so much harder on them. Miss & Love you to the moon & back.... May God protect you & keep you safe
& May He keep guiding me,,,,
I’m REALLY struggling right now😥