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Title: Promoting a SmokeFree Environment


1
Promoting a Smoke-Free Environment
How has public awareness about the harmful
effects of tobacco helped?
As more and more people become aware of the
harmful effects of tobacco, efforts to curb
tobacco use in public places are gaining ground.
2
Lesson Objectives
In this lesson, youll learn to
  • Analyze the harmful effects of tobacco on the
    fetus, as well as on infants and young children.
  • Analyze the influence of laws, policies, and
    practices on preventing tobacco-related disease.
  • Relate the nations health goals and objectives
    for reducing tobacco-related illnesses to
    individual, family, and community health.

3
Risks for Smokers and Nonsmokers
Tobacco Smoke and Health Problems
  • Both smokers and nonsmokers who breathe air
    containing tobacco smoke are at risk for health
    problems.
  • Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is composed of
    mainstream smoke and sidestream smoke.

4
Effects of Smoke on Nonsmokers
Ill Effects of Secondhand Smoke
  • ETS affects people of all ages, causing eye
    irritation, headaches, ear infections, and
    coughing.
  • It worsens asthma conditions and other
    respiratory problems.
  • Every year 3,000 people are diagnosed with lung
    cancer caused by secondhand smoke.

5
Effects of Smoke on Nonsmokers
Effects of Smoke on Unborn Children
  • Nicotine passes through the placenta,
    constricting the blood vessels of the fetus.
  • Carbon monoxide reduces the oxygen levels in the
    mothers and the fetuss blood.
  • These negative effects increase the risk of
    impaired fetal growth, miscarriage, prenatal
    death, premature delivery, low birth weight,
    deformities, and stillbirths.

6
Effects of Smoke on Nonsmokers
Effects of Smoke on Infants
  • Infants may suffer from growth and developmental
    problems throughout early childhood.
  • Babies of smokers are two and a half times more
    likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome
    (SIDS).
  • Infants exposed to ETS have an increased risk of
    asthma, tonsillitis, and respiratory tract
    infections.

7
Effects of Smoke on Nonsmokers
Effects of Smoke on Young Children
  • Children of smokers tend to have a higher
    incidence of sore throats, ear infections, and
    upper respiratory problems than children of
    nonsmokers.
  • Children who live with smokers have double the
    risk of developing lung cancer than children of
    nonsmokers.
  • Children of smokers are nearly three times as
    likely to smoke as children of nonsmokers.

8
Reducing Your Risks
Ways to Avoid Secondhand Smoke
  • Politely ask visitors to refrain from smoking
    inside.
  • If someone in your household smokes, open windows
    to allow fresh air to circulate, and request that
    certain rooms remain smoke free.
  • Consider using air cleaners.
  • If you are visiting a home in which someone
    smokes, go outside or to another room.
  • In restaurants and other public places, request
    seating in a nonsmoking area.

9
Toward a Smoke-Free Society
Prohibiting Smoking in Public
  • Laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to
    minors are being strictly enforced.
  • Tobacco licenses are being revoked when stores
    sell tobacco products to people under the age of
    18.
  • Certain states have successfully sued tobacco
    companies to recover the cost of treating
    tobacco-related diseases.
  • The money awarded in these cases is often used to
    fund statewide antismoking campaigns or to offset
    the medical costs related to tobacco use.

10
Toward a Smoke-Free Society
Working Toward National Health Goals
  • One of the nations health goals, according to
    Healthy People 2010, is to reduce the number of
    people who use tobacco and the number of deaths
    associated with tobacco use.
  • Decreasing tobacco use and reducing exposure to
    secondhand smoke are important steps in
    increasing the years of healthy life among people
    in the United States.

11
Quick Review
Provide a short answer to the question given
below.
Q. Define mainstream smoke and sidestream smoke.
Explain what they have in common.
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12
Quick Review - Answer
A. Mainstream smoke is the smoke exhaled from the
lungs of a smoker, while sidestream smoke is the
smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe,
or cigar. Both these types of smoke are
components of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).
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13
Quick Review
Provide a short answer to the question given
below.
Q. Explain how tobacco settlement money helps
disease prevention and health promotion.
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14
Quick Review - Answer
A. Tobacco settlement money is often used to fund
statewide antismoking campaigns or to offset
the medical costs related to tobacco use.
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15
Quick Review
Provide a short answer to the question given
below.
Q. What strategies can you use to limit the
amount of ETS you breathe?
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16
Quick Review - Answer
  • A. Strategies to limit the amount of ETS you
    breathe
  • Ask visitors to refrain from smoking inside your
    house.
  • Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate.
  • Request of family members that certain rooms
    remainsmoke free.
  • Go outside or to another room when visiting a
    home in which someone smokes.
  • Request seats in a nonsmoking area at restaurants.

Click Next to attempt another question.
17
Quick Review
Provide a suitable analysis.
Analyze the harmful effects of certain substances
and environmental hazards, such as environmental
tobacco smoke, on fetuses, infants, and young
children.
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