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 one with a smoke free policy. Smoke can travel through ventilation systems, doors, windows and cracks in the walls. Ventilation systems and air filters cannot completely eliminate secondhand smoke.

Printed from the website on May 23, 2018 at 4:09am.