Additional Indoor Air Quality resources can be found at our Indoor Air Publications site.
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.
What is this product? This 11”x17” paper placemat has a Smoke-free Homes message and information on the Smoke-free Home Pledge on the front for parents and a coloring activity on the back for children.
How can you use it? Distribute to schools, childcare centers and during activities directly reaching parents and children.
EPA 402/E/04-008, September 2004
PDF Version of Back (PDF, 1 pg., 213 K, About PDF)
EPA 402/E/04-008, September 2004
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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).
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.
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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