Protect our Children from Tobacco Smoke Pollution
Posted: August 1, 2012
Children more at risk
"Children exposed to cigarette smoke have more ear infections, asthma episodes, and pneumonia," explained Vickie Oles, Penn State Extension cessation coach.
In addition to encouraging parents to ask all smokers to smoke outside to protect children, Penn State Extension has a free telephone based "How to Quit Smoking" program to help pregnant women and new parents quit smoking. A parent who quits while participating in this program is eligible to receive a package of free diapers every month for 6 months. Call 1-888-No-Habit (664-2248) for information on this program funded by the PA Department of Health through Tobacco Free South West PA.