Healthy Lifestyles
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Smoke Free Environments

Fresh Air for All!
See the Second-Hand Smoke Poster

Keep it outside! Make your car and home smoke-free

Why is second-hand smoke a risk for kids? Second-hand smoke hurts kids!

  • Ear Infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma Attacks
  • Colds, Coughs
  • Greater chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (S.I.D.S.)

If you are a smoker:

  • Don’t smoke in your house -smoke outside instead
  • Don’t smoke in your car, even with the window or vents open
  • Air cleaners don’t work; they won’t take the smoke out of the air in your home
  • Ask friends or family not to smoke in your home, or around your children
  • Consider quitting! Call the Florida Quit for Life Line: 1-877-822-6669 or call the Charlotte County Health Department at 941-624-7200 ext 7279

If you are a non-smoker:

  • Don’t let anyone else smoke in your home or car
  • Ask friends or family not to smoke in your home or around your children
  • Let people know if their cigarette smoke is causing you problems

Links to more smoking and tobacco information:

Fact sheet on second-hand smoke

Fact sheet on smoke free businesses

Fact sheet on smoke free housing


Tobacco Links
Fitness Links

For information after business hours please call 941-624-7200.

Department of Health Mission: To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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