Tobacco and Young Children
Babies and toddlers aren't able to complain about air quality. Older children may not like the smoky smell around them but they live with it anyway. Even if you don't smoke near your child, he is still suffering from the effects of your smoking.
Making your home and car smoke-free is important. Second-hand smoke can affect your child’s behaviour and mental abilities. Recent studies have shown that children who were exposed to tobacco smoke had lower scores on tests than children who were not.
Quitting smoking is not easy but it is possible. The Health Unit can help you by providing support and resources.
Brief Contact Intervention : Speak to a health professional about different lifestyle issues.
My Time 2 Quit : This program aims to provide participants with the tools to achieve a healthier tobacco-free lifestyle, through a combination of counselling and access to vouchers towards the purchase of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products from participating pharmacies.
Quit Smoking Online : This online program offers tips and guidance on how to get started with quitting smoking.
Watch Me Grow : Watch Me Grow is a drop-in centre for parents of 0 to 5 year olds.
Cigarette Smoking: an Enemy (Healthful)
Kicking the Habit of Smoking (Healthful)
Make Your Home and Car Smoke-Free