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Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Ida "I made a plan this time."
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Heidi "Now that I have quit, I am healthier and I have lost weight. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."


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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