What are the dangers?
Smoking and other tobacco use cause a variety of cancers and other health problems that are in large part preventable and quickly becoming one of Delaware's biggest public health concerns.
There are more than 4,000 chemicals in the smoke that comes from smokers. This smoke is inhaled by those around them and is known as second-hand tobacco smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems, and more severe asthma. Smoking by parents causes respiratory symptoms and slows lung growth in their children.
What you can do...
If you have concerns about smoking in restaurants or other public places, please contact the Clean Indoor Air Act Program
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