Quit. If you smoke,
you should quit. This is especially important
if you are expecting a baby. You can consult your physician
for help. Over 44 million Americans have successfully
quit smoking. You can do it too!
If you haven't quit, take your smoking outside.
Do not smoke around your spouse or family members, and
especially not around children. Children are particulary
vulnerable to ear infections, eye infections, and asthma
attacks from secondhand smoke. Even pets can get sick
from secondhand smoke.
Encourage household members who smoke to quit.
If it's not possible to stop their smoking ask them
and visitors to smoke outside of your home.
Don't allow smoking in your car.
Go to smoke free business. Be sensitive
to the places where you're most likely to encounter
secondhand smoke and avoid them. (Smoke
free entertainment in King County, Smoke
free restaurants in King County)
Ask people to "please don't smoke"
in the presence of you or your family. If this
is not possible, take responsibility of your own health
and just leave the situation.
Learn more about your local smoking laws.
You are legally protected against secondhand smoke exposure
in most public places.
Contact your local, state, and national legislators.
inform them that you are aware of the health risks from
secondhand smoke and that you want decisive legislative
action to protect yourself, your family and your community.
Find out more about secondhand smoke at:
Tobacco Prevention and Control Program: Secondhand Smoke