has found that children who
                breathe secondhand smoke
                are more likely to suffer from:

        • Bronchitis and pneumonia

        % Wheezing and coughing

        % More ear infections

        • More frequent and severe asthma attacks
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       to the National Cancer
       Institute, there are links between
       secondhand smoke and:
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

New cases of childhood asthma

Behavioral and  cognitive problems in children

Breathing secondhand smoke can be
harmful to your children's health. You can
protect your children by making your home
and car smoke-free. Take the smoke-free
home pledge and protect your children from
the health risks of secondhand smoke.
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                                                                to keep a smoke-free
                                                                home and car:

                                                       Choose not to smoke in your home and car
                                                       and do not allow others to do so. Infants
                                                       and toddlers are especially vulnerable to
                                                       the health risks from secondhand smoke.

                                                       Do not allow childcare providers or others
                                                       who work in your home to smoke.

                                                       Until you can quit, choose to smoke
                                                       outside. Moving to another room or
                                                       opening a window is not enough to
                                                       protect your children.
                                                       Join the millions of people who
                                                       are protecting their children from
                                                        secondhand smoke. Take the
                                                         smoke-free home pledge today.

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                  to make your home
                  and car smoke-free:

   Call the Smoke-Free Home Pledge Hotline at
   1-866-SMOKE-FREE (1-866-766-5337) or take
   the pledge online at www.epa.gov/smokefree.

   When you pledge, you can request a
   Smoke-Free Home Kit which includes:

       %  Letter with ideas on keeping a
          smoke-free home and car

       %  Smoke-Free Home Magnet

       %  Smoke-Free Zone Decal

       %  Smoke-Free Home Certificate

       %  Take the Smoke-Free Home Pledge
          Brochures  (for you to give to others)
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                                                      spread the pledge
                                                      in your community:

                                         Encourage family, friends, parents and
                                         caregivers to take the pledge and make their
                                         home and car smoke-free. Help them to
                                         understand the health risks to children from
                                         secondhand smoke.

                                         Make sure your children are not exposed
                                         to secondhand smoke at their school and
                                         other childcare places.

                                         Educate others through  local hospitals,
                                         doctors, or community groups about
                                         the health risks from secondhand  smoke.
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                                                         United States
                                                         Environmental Protection
                                                      Indoor Environments
                                                      Division (6609J)
                                                      Office of Air & Radiation
                         January 2003
                                                         To pledge, calll-866-SMOKE-FREE (1-866-766-5337)
                                                         or visit www.epa.gov/smokefree to pledge and for
                                                         more information.
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