Are your house and car smoke-free?
Posted on January 15, 2008
Householders and drivers are being urged to make their homes and cars smokefree.
The Smokefree Homes project is aimed at raising awareness of the effects of second-hand smoke on health and cutting the number of parents who smoke in front of their children.
Lianne Bowskill, from the Bedfordshire and Luton Smokefree Alliance, said: "Babies and young children are most affected by tobacco smoke.
"Their lungs are still growing and their respiratory rates are faster which means that they breathe in more smoke.
"As they spend most of their time on the floor, they breathe in more of the poisonous gases and toxic particles which cling to furniture, carpets and curtains long after the cigarette has been stubbed out."
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