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Additional Indoor Air Quality resources can be found at our Indoor Air Publications site.

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Secondhand Tobacco Smoke and the Health of Your Family Brochure (Bilingual)

With English text on one side and Spanish text on the other side, this straightforward brochure explains the basics about the dangers of secondhand smoke to families, especially to children. This tri-fold brochure (available here for download as PDF file) could be used at health fairs, clinics and hospitals, parent meetings, and at other community activities.

PDF Version (PDF, 2 pp., 1.55 M, about PDF)
EPA 402/F/09-004, September 2009

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The Following Resources Are Only Available Online

The Smoke-free Homes Community Action Kit

The Smoke-free Homes Community Action Kit assists community leaders in educating communities about the dangers of secondhand smoke. The kit contains ideas for outreach activities, samples of local programs, and customizable resources such as presentations, letters and a proclamation. This information was designed to assist in developing strategies and locating resources necessary to implement a community-based campaign to reduce children's exposure to secondhand smoke.
Download the kit (PDF, 20 pp., 1.2 M).


Local Programs Promoting Smoke-free Homes Booklets

This series of booklets highlights local Smoke-free Homes activities from across the nation and provides innovative ideas, recommendations, and examples to use in your community. Read these booklets and learn from other communities' efforts when developing an outreach program in your community.

Volume 1 (PDF, 10 pp., 2.9 M) | Volume 2 (PDF, 15 pp., 3.9 M) | Volume 3 (PDF, 22 pp., 3.8 M)


Setting the Record Straight: Secondhand Smoke is a Preventable Health Risk

This fact sheet provides detailed responses to the specific criticisms of EPA's assessment of lung cancer data included in the 1993 report, Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Washington, DC, EPA/600/6-90/006F, December, 1992. The landmark 1993 report designated secondhand smoke as a carcinogen, found that secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in nonsmoking adults and increases the risk of bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma in children. Available in HTML only.

Fact Sheet: Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking

This fact sheet describes EPA's major assessment of the respiratory health risks associated with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS, Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Washington, DC, EPA/600/6-90/006F, December, 1992. Available in HTML only.

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You can order Indoor Air Quality publications from EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP):

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Website: www.epa.gov/nscep
Phone: 1-800-490-9198 / Fax: (301) 604-3408
Email: nscep@bps-lmit.com

NSCEP operates a Toll-free phone service for EPA Publication Assistance with live customer service representative assistance Monday through Friday from 11:00am-3:00pm eastern time. Voice Mail is available after operating hours. You can fax or e-mail your publication requests. For technical assistance with NSCEP web pages, write to: nscep_nepis.tech@epa.gov

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