With pets spending most of their time at home, the chemicals and bacteria released by smoking indoors can linger in the air and cause respiratory problems or cancer. These animals are not only inhaling smoke, nicotine and carcinogens can also get trapped in their fur, meaning they then digest these harmful substances when grooming themselves.
On the plus side, more than 68% of pet owners who smoke said they would consider giving up if it made their pet ill. Sadly, by that point it could already be too late, so the best option is to take action as early as possible.
Our pets contribute so much to our lives, so it is important that we thank them by doing our best to keep them happy and healthy. For more information and support on methods for stopping or reducing the amount you smoke, please head to the Stoptober website.