Children and babies
If you smoke around your children, they can inhale the equivalent of 150 cigarettes per year putting them at far great risk of bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma attacks, meningitis and ear infections.
In addition, pregnant women exposed to secondhand smoke can pass on the harmful chemicals to their unborn child. The best thing you can do is make your home and car smoke-free.
The home and car is the biggest source of tobacco smoke. Opening windows or doors, smoking in one room or smoking out of a window or door will not get rid of the tobacco smoke.
90% of these chemicals stick to the walls, clothes, furniture, hair and skin for up to 2 weeks.
Benefits of making your home and car smoke-free include:
- Your children are healthier; breathing in smoke-free air
- Risk of health problems reduced
- House is cleaner, no more dropped ash or cigarette burns
- Your children’s nose and eyes no longer irritated by tobacco smoke
- Children less likely to take up smoking in their teens
- You will reduce the risk of cigarette related fires
- Your pets are likely to be healthier and live longer
- You will find it easier to stop smoking when your home is smoke-free