Secondhand Smoke
Protect Your Kids

Protect your kids
More children die from secondhand smoke exposure than from all childhood cancers combined. It takes just one step to protect your kids from secondhand smoke in the home: never smoke inside the house or apartment. Always take it outside.

In Colorado, 61 percent of children in multi-unit homes (like apartment complexes) are exposed to secondhand smoke, with an additional 34 percent of children living in single-family homes exposed to secondhand smoke.

Protecting children from secondhand smoke helps prevent:
  • Respiratory infections
  • Ear infections
  • Asthma attacks
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Hearing loss
  • Attention deficit disorder

2011, Colorado Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children