Smoking around children and young people is harmful. They will be exposed to second-hand smoke and children who breathe in second-hand smoke are more likely to develop illnesses such as chest infections, glue ear and asthma.
Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death of an Infant (SUDI).
Second-hand smoke is a mix of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette plus the smoke blown into the air by the person smoking.
Quitting smoking is hard work but you don’t have to do it alone. If you are thinking about quitting, are working to become a non-smoker, or you have relapsed, you will find support and information on the Quit Group website. You can call the Quitline 0800 778 778 or talk to your midwife, Plunket staff, well child health provider or your doctor.
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Be a positive role model and don’t smoke around children at any time. They’ll be less likely to become smokers.
Easy steps to making your home and car smoke-free: