Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Kids with asthma who live in households with smokers:
Even children who don't have asthma are at risk of problems if their parents smoke. These kids are more likely to get upper respiratory infections and develop lung conditions, including asthma. Just being exposed to smoke from 10 cigarettes per day may put children at risk of developing asthma, even if they've never had any breathing problems before.
And here's the best reason of all to quit smoking: Children whose parents smoke are more likely to smoke themselves when they get older.
You don't have to quit on your own. Talk to your doctor about possible strategies — from support groups to medication. If you do continue smoking, don't smoke in the house or car.
Gallatin County Tobacco Use Prevention Program
404 West Main
Bozeman, Montana 59715