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Passive smoking - protecting babies and children

passive; smoking;

Whenever people smoke, all the others around them are smoking too because they breathe in the same harmful substances as the person who is smoking (passive smoking).

The particles are breathed in by anyone near the smoker and get right down into their lungs. This can be harmful to health, especially in children.

It's easy to protect your children from passive smoking - make your home and car smoke-free. It is illegal in South Australia to smoke in a car while a child is also in the car and illegal to smoke in outdoor dining areas and many other public places such as children's playgrounds.

More information

Raising Children Network

South Australian Pregnancy website

Better Health Channel

Cancer Council SA

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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