It’s no secret that secondhand smoke, also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), is associated with serious health risks for people, including heart disease, cancer, asthma and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). According to an article at Petside.com, "It makes sense that the same toxins that endanger human lives might also threaten the health of our pets. "
The full link of the article can be found: http://www.petside.com/portal/site/PetSide/menuitem.ab01e14a6f0d37e0cf306d28f93c2d04/?vgnextoid=5700edf183da7110VgnVCM10000075c1d240RCRD&vgnextfmt=default
Personally, I don't smoke, so that's one issue I don't need to worry about. For for those pet lovers looking for another reason to quit, look no further then your furry friend.
The article makes some interesting points, such as: "Lymphosarcoma is the most common feline cancer. It starts in the lymph nodes and spreads throughout the body. Studies suggest that cats who live with a smoker are twice as likely to develop lymphosarcoma as cats of nonsmokers, and three times as likely if they live with a smoker for more than five years."
Stats like this always add legitimacy to a point. More to the point, there is really nothing good that can come from smoking, as shown in this article.