The Smokefree Homes and Cars campaign was launched on the 4 June to raise the awareness of the dangers from smoking in the home and car.
Secondhand smoke contains harmful cancer causing toxins and poisons that are unknowingly damaging children across the country every day. Over 80% of secondhand smoke is invisible and odourless so no matter how careful you are children still breathe in the harmful poisons.
If you could see what’s really there you wouldn't smoke.
Up to 5 million children across the UK regularly exposed to secondhand smoke in the home, resulting in over 300,000 GP visits and 9,500 hospital admissions for children each year. The cost to the NHS of treating secondhand smoke-related illness in children alone is £26 million per annum.
Not only does smoking in front of children directly impact their health through secondhand smoke, but children of smokers are 90 per cent more likely to become smokers themselves.
For help and advice please visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree and order your free Smokefree Kit.
If you would like further help contact your GP or local NHS Stop Smoking Service.