Find information on secondhand smoke exposure, health effects, and smoke-free initiatives and resources.
How We Can Protect Our Children from Secondhand Smoke
Brochures that focuses on protecting children from secondhand smoke exposure.
English/Spanish language kit that addresses secondhand smoke exposure.
- October 2009 Institute of Medicine Report: Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects: Making Sense of the Evidence
- Cardiovascular Effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure
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- Secondhand Smoke
- Health Effects
- Smoke-Free Policies Do Not Hurt the Hospitality Industry
- Smoke-Free Policies Improve Air Quality
- Smoke-Free Policies Improve Health
- Smoke-Free Policies Receive Public Support
- Smoke-Free Policies Reduce Secondhand Smoke Exposure
- Smoke-Free Policies Reduce Smoking
- Smoke-Free Policies Result in High Levels of Compliance
- Ventilation Does Not Effectively Protect Nonsmokers from Secondhand Smoke
Surgeon General's Report
The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke
- 6 Major Conclusions of the Surgeon General's Report
- There Is No Risk-Free Level of Exposure
- What Is Secondhand Smoke?
- Secondhand Smoke Is Toxic and Poisonous
- Secondhand Smoke Exposure in the Home
- Secondhand Smoke Exposure in the Workplace
- Children Are Hurt by Secondhand Smoke
- How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From Secondhand Smoke
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 and Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Excerpts from The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke
Consumer Summaries and Guides
Evaluation Toolkit for Smoke-Free Policies
This toolkit provides approaches to evaluating the effects of state policies and laws that restrict smoking in workplaces and public places.
Secondhand Smoke: What It Means to You
A booklet that explains what scientists have learned about the dangers of secondhand smoke.
Save Lives, Save Money: Make Your Business Smoke-Free
A brochure for employers.
Implementing a Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative in Your Workplace
A toolkit that provides guidance for implementing a tobacco-free campus.
- Preventing Smoking and Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Before, During, and After Pregnancy
- Government and Other Organizations
Related MMWRs (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports)
- State Smoke-Free Laws for Worksites, Restaurants, and Bars—United States, 2000–2010
April 22, 2011 / Vol. 60 / No. 15
- More MMWRs on Secondhand Smoke
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- The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke
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