Additional information on smoke free homes
There are many local smoke-free homes projects in Scotland and England and you should be able to find information on your local council or health board website.
These projects may be able to provide help such as ‘no smoking’ stickers and information leaflets that you can use in the home to remind yourself and others of what you are trying to achieve.
Smokeline is Scotland’s national stop smoking helpline. If you want help to quit smoking, telephone Smokeline 0800 84 84 84 9AM-9PM or visit the website www.canstopsmoking.com
NHS Health Scotland: ‘Passive Smoking: Unclouding the issue’ – This leaflet provides information on second-hand smoke exposure. www.healthscotland.com/documents/225.aspx
NHS Choices UK: This site gives you more information on going smoke-free. If you live in England you can order The Smokefree Kit which contains facts, tools and tips to help you on your way to a smokefree future. http://smoke-free.nhs.uk/why-quit/secondhand-smoke/
Fresh Start Wales is a campaign aimed at helping people stop smoking in their car. The site provides information for people living in Wales who want help to quit or would like to sign a pledge to quit smoking in the car: http://freshstartwales.co.uk/
Passive smoking and children: A report of the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians.
This report sets out new research that quantifies just how damaging passive smoking in the home is to children, and the harm done to the unborn child by maternal smoking. It also assesses the likelihood of adult smokers increasing the risk that their children will themselves become smokers. Prepared by the Royal College of Physicians, this report will be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about creating a healthier, smoke-free environment for children.http://bookshop.rcplondon.ac.uk/contents/pub305-e37e88a5-4643-4402-9298-6936de103266.pdf