You Can Protect Your Loved Ones From Secondhand Smoke
There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. It's the cause of an estimated 49,400 lung cancer and heart disease deaths among non-smokers every year in the United States, and is known to cause asthma and chronic respiratory infections.
Today, with the right information and tools, we can make choices in order to breathe easier and live longer. Take action to protect the people you love:
- Learn easy steps to protect your family
- Learn about the health effects of secondhand smoke
- Learn about thirdhand smoke
- Read about smoke-free policies in Washington state
- Learn how to make your apartment building smoke-free
- Washington State Tobacco Quit Line
The quit line will put you in touch with a quit coach who will help you create your own plan to quit smoking, answer your questions and send you easy-to-follow materials that will help you take control of the quit process.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Tobacco Information and Prevention Source
Provides in-depth research results, local and national reports, and tips to quit.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Offers recent news, statistics, and ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from secondhand smoke.
- World Health Organization
Provides leadership on global health issues, including reports and information on global tobacco control.
- The American Legacy Foundation
The American Legacy Foundation says: Re-learn how to handle stress without cigarettes and stay quit for good, free.