Smoke-Free Homes

Children can’t hide from secondhand smoke.  Smoking in another room like a bathroom or bedroom means that the smoke goes into all the air in your home. In an apartment, smoke in one room can go through the whole building.  Smoke goes under doors, windows, and through cracks.  To protect the children inside, homes and apartment buildings must be smoke-free.

  • Opening a window or using a fan does not protect children.
  • Air purifiers and air fresheners do not remove smoke’s poisons.
  • Smoke from one cigarette can stay in a room for hours. Don’t smoke at home, even when children aren’t there.

No amount of secondhand smoke is safe. Even when you can’t smell it, cigarette smoke can still harm your child.

Think your home is safe?  Check out this video…

 

How do I Make my Home Smoke Free?

http://www.epa.gov/smokefree/pdfs/trifold_brochure.pdf

 

Additional Resources can be found at the Ohio Department of Health:

http://www.healthy.ohio.gov/healthylife/tobc2/tprevention/smkfreehsg1.aspx