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Aboriginal - smoking close to children

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Children breathe in smoke from the adults around them.

smoking around children diagram

  • If adults smoke, the children in their family can get more sickness.

smoking around children

Help your children be healthy

  • Smoke outside, not in the house.
  • Don't smoke near babies or children.
  • Don't smoke when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Don't smoke when you are in the car if your children are there.

Smoking while pregnant

  • Your baby can be born small.
  • Your baby can be born sick.

Smoking is bad for your children and bad for your health

The information in this topic is reproduced (Copyright) with permission, Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

The 'Pipirri Palya - kids are good' project was funded under the 'Child Abuse Prevention and Parenting Support Program, Family Relationships Branch' of the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services, Canberra.

This project was designed by Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation located in Alice Springs and working across the Central Australian Remote Area Communities. Background images from Waltja's Walungurru's Mural Project.

Special Thanks
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi's Management Committee, Executive, Staff and Publications Unit, the remote area Communities of Central Australia and the project worker, Teresa Butler-Bowdon.

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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).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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