Being exposed to secondhand smoke causes early death and disease in children and adults who do not smoke.
Pregnant women who are exposed to secondhand smoke have 20% higher odds of giving birth to a low-birth weight baby than women who are not exposed to secondhand smoke during pregnancy.
Infants who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) than infants who are not exposed.
Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections, severe asthma, respiratory symptoms and slowed lung growth.
What you can do:
· If pregnant or planning a pregnancy, quit smoking and avoid relapse.
· Support a woman’s decision not to smoke.
· Do not expose pregnant women, infants or children to secondhand smoke.
· Get help quitting by calling
- 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)
- Spanish: 800-793-1552
- TTY: 877-777-6534
- Video Relaying: 866-748-2436