Protect your family from secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke causes immediate harm to nonsmokers who breathe it. If you are a nonsmoker, you can do some important things to protect yourself and your family.
Do not allow anyone to smoke anywhere in or near your home. Some of the smoke stays in your house even if you only allow smoking near an open window.
Do not allow anyone to smoke in your car, even with the window down. No amount of smoke is safe.
Make sure your children’s day care centers and schools are tobacco-free. A tobaccofree campus policy prohibits any tobacco use or advertising on school property by anyone at any time. This includes off campus school events.
Teach your children to stay away from secondhand smoke. Be a good role model by not smoking.
Allowing someone to smoke in only one room does not protect nonsmokers. Smoke from halls and stairs gets inside, too.
You can read the full Report of the Surgeon General on how tobacco smoke causes disease at this Web site: www.surgeongeneral.gov