Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar, and the
smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers. This mixture contains more than 4,000 substances, more than 40 of
which are known to cause cancer in humans or animals and many of which are strong irritants. Secondhand smoke
is also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Exposure to secondhand smoke is called involuntary smoking,
or passive smoking. Protect yourself and your love ones from secondhand smoke by getting more information at
Agency "What You Can Do About Secondhand Smoke as Parents, Decision-Makers,
and Building Occupants." No amount of secondhand smoke is
Pregnant women who are
around tobacco smoke are more likely to have babies with low birth
Protect yourself and your love ones from secondhand smoke by getting
more information at the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . "What You Can Do About
Secondhand Smoke as Parents, Decision-Makers, and Building Occupants."
You may look below for additional resources on reducing the impact of
second hand smoke.
Florida Clean Indoor
The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A
Report of the Surgeon General
Smoke-free Homes Program
Tobacco Free Town
This Grand Island/Hall County, Nebraska tobacco control coalition website includes an ad campaign and
information on second hand smoke.
Tobacco - Staying Quit
Forever Free...For Baby and Me -- Ordering information for the
Moffitt Cancer Centers 10-booklet set for pregnant and postpartum
women, based on the empirical literature and intensive interviews with
women. The set includes a booklet for the womans partner. A Spanish
version is also available.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Smoking- National Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome Resource Center at Georgetown University's annotated
bibliography on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and smoking.
Tobacco - You CAN
Florida smokers wishing to kick the habit can now get free help by calling the Florida Quit-For-Life
toll-free at 877-U CAN NOW. The hotline, available in English, Spanish, and TDD for the hearing impaired,
provides callers with counseling and other information to help them quit smoking.