The following social media messaging may be used to advocate against indoor tobacco use

  • Exposure to secondhand and thirdhand smoke is harmful to health at all stages of life. Both secondhand and thirdhand smoke, or the leftover pollution after a cigarette is put out, contain toxins and chemicals, and are a leading cause of preventable death.

  • Like tobacco, cannabis smoke produces toxic byproducts dangerous to children. All indoor air laws should apply to cannabis as well as tobacco and e-cigarettes.    

  • Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at risk of breathing issues, tooth decay, pneumonia, developmental delays, heart issues, and other potentially harmful health outcomes. Banning smoking indoors is one way to help protect children. 

  • Like cigarettes, cannabis smoke and e-cigarettes are NOT safe for use around children. E-cigarettes still contain toxic and carcinogenic substances in addition to nicotine. 

  • It’s crucial that the indoor spaces where children and teens live, learn, and play are kept free of tobacco and cannabis smoke, as well as e-cigarette byproducts. Smoke exposure is harmful to children’s health, whatever form it takes.

  • Indoor smoking puts children’s health at risk. Banning indoor tobacco use will protect them from the harmful and deadly effects of secondhand smoke exposure.

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American Academy of Pediatrics