(BPRW) Public Health Launches New Campaign About the Dangers of Secondhand Smoke and the Importance of Smoke-Free Homes
(Black PR Wire) LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) launched “Protect Your Home from Secondhand Smoke”, a public training marketing campaign informing LA County residents on the risks of secondhand smoke publicity and encouraging all residents to take care of a smoke-free house. The marketing campaign depicts how smoke can journey via doorways and air flow to achieve nonsmokers, together with kids, and emphasizes sicknesses which can be attributable to secondhand smoke publicity. It contains video, radio, on-line and social media commercials, in addition to outside commercials resembling posters at comfort retailer places. The marketing campaign shall be in English, Spanish, and Korean.
Decades of analysis have proven that secondhand smoke causes critical well being issues to each kids and adults who’re uncovered to it. Secondhand smoke comprises lots of of poisonous chemical compounds, and the United States Surgeon General has concluded there isn’t a risk-free degree of publicity. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) additionally recognized secondhand smoke, as a poisonous air contaminant. This signifies that secondhand smoke is an airborne poisonous substance that will trigger and/or contribute to dying or critical sickness. Secondhand smoke publicity to infants and kids can improve the dangers of ear infections, respiratory issues like bronchial asthma and sudden toddler dying syndrome (SIDS). Exposure to secondhand smoke additionally will increase the dangers of most cancers, coronary heart illness, stroke, and bronchial asthma in adults. Smoking can be chargeable for deaths and accidents amongst each people who smoke and nonsmokers from fires in the house.
For individuals who dwell in multi-unit housing like residences and condominiums, there can be a threat of secondhand smoke publicity even when they keep a smoke-free house. Secondhand smoke can transfer from one house into one other when smoke travels from one other unit, on a patio, on a balcony, or in an outside courtyard. Secondhand smoke can journey via doorways, home windows, hallways, plumbing, electrical methods, cupboards, closets, ceiling followers, fireplaces, and air flow methods.
Resources for smoke-free housing can be found at SmokeFreeHomesLA.com.
“Secondhand smoke is toxic and incredibly dangerous to children, adults, and even pets,” mentioned Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Everyone, smokers and nonsmokers alike, can pledge to make every room a smoke-free space, as well as outside on patios or balconies, and near entryways. And if you live in a building with multiple units or apartments where there is secondhand smoke, I encourage you to check with your landlord or building manager about the policies around smoking on the property, as many cities and buildings in LA County already have no-smoking policies in place.”
For residents in multi-unit housing, there are steps you may take to handle secondhand smoke publicity, together with talking along with your neighbors or by asking your landlord or property supervisor to make sure areas or all areas of the constructing smoke-free. There are additionally native coalitions working to cut back secondhand smoke in house environments.
The Department of Public Health is dedicated to defending and enhancing the well being of over 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a spread of packages, neighborhood partnerships and companies, Public Health oversees environmental well being, illness management, and neighborhood and household well being. Nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health includes almost 4,100 staff and has an annual price range of $1 billion. To study extra about Los Angeles County Public Health, go to PublicHealth.LACounty.gov, and observe LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/LAPublicHealth, facebook.com/LAPublicHealth, instagram.com/LApublichealth and youtube.com/LAPublicHealth.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health works to guard well being, stop illness, and promote well being and well-being.
Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
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