Smoking in your home, or even just outside can expose those in your household to the risks of harm from secondhand smoke. Regularly breathing in secondhand smoke can cause the same health problems as smoking itself. It’s one of the leading causes of poor respiratory health in children and it significantly increases the risk of stroke, heart disease and lung cancer in adults.
To raise awareness of the dangers of secondhand smoke and show there is no safe way to smoke at home a campaign was launched. This included a thought-provoking animation, which can be seen below.
Although relevant throughout the year, it’s even more important to remember this during the winter months when the weather gets colder, the nights get darker and more people spend time indoor. So we’re encouraging families to make their homes a smokefree space and for smokers to access the range of support that’s available to help them quit smoking, switch to e-cigarettes or keep their smoking outside.