Protect Your Loved Ones
When you or your family members are around someone who smokes, you are all inhaling harmful chemicals that can cause smoking-related illnesses and diseases. The only way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to completely avoid secondhand smoke.
What you can do:
If you or someone you know smokes, call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free access to a Quit Coach to help you quit tobacco use.
Make your home and vehicle 100% smoke free. Air filters, ventilation systems and cracked windows do not entirely eliminate secondhand smoke.
Teach your children to stay away from secondhand smoke.
If you live in multi-unit housing, choose a smoke free building. Smoke can travel through ventilation systems, doors, windows and cracks in the walls. Ventilation systems and air filters cannot completely eliminate secondhand smoke.