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Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke

Learn more about the health effects of secondhand smoke and ways to fully protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure with materials such as brochures that focus on protecting children from exposure to secondhand smoke.

Related Materials

Fact Sheets

Surgeon General's Report


Secondhand Smoke: Triumphs and Tragedies is a 10-minute video that puts a human face on the issue by telling the stories of six individuals whose health was affected by secondhand smoke and/or who led local efforts to make workplaces and public places smoke free. The video also tells the stories of three communities that successfully implemented smoke-free policies. The video won the Gold Aurora and Silver Telly awards.

Children's Excerpt

Consumer Summaries and Guides

Related Links

Related MMWRs (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports)

  • Prevalence of Smokefree Home Rules — United States, 1992–1993 and 2010–2011
    September 5, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. 35


Campaigns and Multimedia

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