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Debby "The patch worked for me."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Ronaldo "Don’t wait until it’s too late to quit."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Bonnie "When I quit smoking, my daughter's ashma went away."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."


While the number of children exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes is dropping, 14% of households with children still allow smoking in the home. This means that more than 200,000 children in Massachusetts are not protected from smoke in their own homes.

Secondhand smoke exposes children to many risks.

Secondhand smoke causes asthma attacks in children, increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and also makes children more likely to develop or be hospitalized for:

  • Coughs
  • Colds
  • Ear
  • Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis

Give your children smoke-free lives.

  • Do not let anyone smoke around your children.
  • Make your home and car smoke-free.
  • Ask guests or family members who smoke to smoke outdoors.

If you smoke, the best way to protect your children is to quit.

Download 8.5 X 11 sheets to print out and use: Free telephone support is available for all smokers and their families at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
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