Champions for Health: Prevent Secondhand Smoke - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

1-800-quit-now Second hand smoke kills innocent people Get Help to Quit

Everyone deserves to breathe smokefree air. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. More than 800 non-smokers in Alabama die each year from secondhand smoke.

Eliminating smoking in indoor spaces fully protects non-smokers from exposure to secondhand smoke. Separating smokers from non-smokers, cleaning the air, and ventilating buildings do not eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Workers should not face prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals. A healthy workforce benefits all of us.

Exposure to secondhand smoke remains an alarming public health hazard. Each year, an estimated 800 non-smokers die from exposure to secondhand smoke in Alabama. Exposure of adults to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and causes heart disease and lung cancer.

It's a fact: secondhand smoke causes premature death and disease in children and adults who do not smoke. Even brief exposure to secondhand smoke is harmful with immediate adverse effects. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

Smoking by parents causes respiratory symptoms and slows lung growth in their children. Because children breathe faster, they are twice as likely to be affected by exposure to secondhand smoke. They are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, ear problems and more severe asthma.

Seventy-Eight percent of Alabamians do not smoke. All Alabamians deserve to breathe smokefree air. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.  

 

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Call 1-800-Quit-Now or go to Alabama Quit Now Dot Com to get help quitting smoking today.

 

To be a champion, you can't use tobacco products. Cigarettes, cigars, spit tobacco all contain toxic chemicals that cause cancer. But there is help available. Call 1-800-Quit-Now or log on to Alabama Quit Now Dot Com. I'm a champion for health. Are you?

You know it's not good for you. Most smokers want to quit, but need some help. Call 1-800-Quit-Now or log on to Alabama Quit Now Dot Com. Be a champion for health.

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