Children and Secondhand Smoke Exposure-Excerpts from The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2007
Children and Secondhand Smoke Exposure will be available to order on October 10 by going to www.cdc.gov/tobacco and clicking on Publications Catalog.
- Press Release [En Español]
- Remarks by the Surgeon General at the media event - Kenneth Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H.
- Full Excerpt [PDF]
- Fact Sheets:
- 2006 Surgeon General's Report on The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke
- Secondhand Smoke: What It Means To You (PDF) - This booklet explains the report and how individuals can take action to improve their health. [11.6 MB] (En Español) [PDF 1.1 MB]
- Related Information on Secondhand Smoke
- Environmental Protection Agency (Smoke-free Homes and Cars Program)
Individuals can access resources to protect their families from exposure to secondhand smoke.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (Julius Richmond Center of Excellence for Children)
Pediatricians can access resources on secondhand smoke prevention to use in their practices.
- Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start)
- smokefree.gov (Health and Human Services)
Smokefree.gov provides accurate, up-to-date information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
- 1-800-QUIT-NOW (Health and Human Services)
For additional support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669); TTY 1-800-332-8615.
- Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
This U.S. Public Health Service clinical practice guideline issued in June 2000 and updated in 2008, contains evidence-based information on first-line pharmacologic therapies and counseling that help patients quit using tobacco.