Children who breathe secondhand smoke are sick more often with bronchitis, pneumonia, and ear infection, they are more likely to die unexpectedly from sudden infant death syndrom (SIDS).
Secondhand smoke harms babies, even before they are born. Pregnant women who breath secondhand smoke have a higher rate of miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal deaths. They are more likely to have low birth weight babies. Low birth weight is a leading cause of infant death.