Health Tip: Creating a Smoke-Free Home10/24/11
(HealthDay News) -- Smoking while a child is in the room isn't
the only way to expose the youngster to second-hand smoke.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says smoke can linger long
after you put out a cigarette.
The academy offers these suggestions to avoid exposing your
child to second-hand smoke:
- Always smoke outdoors.
- Create a designated, comfortable area outside where you and
- Wear a particular jacket or shirt only when you smoke, removing
it when you're finished. This will help avoid bringing smoke into
your home on your clothing.
- Place an umbrella next to the door so you aren't tempted to
smoke indoors when it rains.
- Be clear with guests that yours is a no-smoking home.
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