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Real Stories
Dr. Miller "Quitting smoking is the single biggest thing a patient can do to improve their quality of life."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Kathleen "The money I saved by quitting smoking put me in the driver’s seat... of my brand new motorcycle."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Bonnie "When I quit smoking, my daughter's ashma went away."
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "

Children

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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