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Last Reviewed: March 2017

Safety

Second-hand smoke

Second-hand smoke is particularly dangerous for children because children have smaller lungs and therefore have to breathe in and out more often. Children who breathe in second-hand smoke have a greater chance of:

  • Dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (also known as crib death)
  • Getting chronic ear infections
  • Having tubes inserted in their ears (Ear Tube Surgery)
  • Getting bronchitis and pneumonia and are more likely to need hospital care to recover
  • Getting asthma or having more severe asthmatic attacks

Second-hand smoke is considered a serious health hazard for every age group, especially children. Print and sign this pledge form to help keep your home smoke-free. Learn how you can make your car and home smoke-free.

For more information:
Region of Peel — Public Health   
905-799-7700
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216
To speak with a Public Health Nurse


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Revised: Thursday January 09 2020

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