Protect Your Family From the Dangers of Secondhand Smoke
Secondhand smoke contains hundreds of dangerous chemicals. No level of exposure is “safe,” and it only takes minutes for the harmful effects to take hold.
Secondhand Smoke Harms Us All
30 minutes of exposure to secondhand smoke is enough to cause lasting harm to a child. Children can be affected in different ways, including:
- Asthma attacks
- Ear infections
- Lung damage
- Respiratory infections
Children who live with secondhand smoke are more likely to develop nicotine addictions later in life. In Oklahoma, 1 in 5 kids is exposed to secondhand smoke at home, meaning the number of Oklahomans who use tobacco will continue to increase.
Each of these kids is in danger. Flip the card to discover how.
What You Can Do
If your kids attend daycare, make sure it’s completely smokefree — even after hours.
Choose to enjoy smokefree restaurants, parks and bars.
When your kid has a playdate, talk with their friend’s parents first to ensure it takes place in a smokefree environment.
Turn your house into a tobacco-free zone.
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