Find out how you can keep your home smoke-free in just a few easy steps

It’s great you try and keep it away from your kids. But unfortunately it’s not enough.

Did you know that second-hand smoke creeps from room to room, waiting for your child to breathe it in – even when the door’s closed?

It’s great you don’t want to smoke when they’re in the house. Unfortunately your second-hand smoke can still have an effect.

Did you know the harmful chemicals in second-hand smoke linger in your home for up to 5 hours?

It’s good you’re thinking about the problem of second-hand smoke. But unfortunately it’s not enough.

Did you know that harmful chemicals creep from room to room, waiting for your child to breathe them in – even with the door and window open?

We know it can seem like you don’t have a choice, but there are other things that might work for you. And your kids.

Did you know that children are more vulnerable to second-hand smoke because they have smaller airways, breathe faster, and their immune systems are still developing? But there are things you can do.

Does your home have outside space - like a garden or balcony?

Could you ask a trusted friend/neighbour to mind your kids while you pop out?

Could you take different opportunities to smoke instead, when you’re out and about? What about when you’re taking the rubbish out, walking the dog or walking to the shops.

Why not try:

  • Nicotine spray, gum, patches or lozenges to get you through, when you’re indoors.
  • Think about visiting canstopsmoking.com

REMEMBER to tell visitors your home is smoke-free.

Would you like some visitors' tips?

Great! Try this tip too…

  • Use nicotine spray, gum, patches or lozenges to get you through, when you’re indoors.

REMEMBER to tell visitors your home is smoke-free.

Would you like some visitors' tips?

Great! Try these tips too…

  • Go out to smoke when the kids are at nursery/school.
  • Take different opportunities to smoke instead, when you’re out and about – what about when you’re taking the rubbish out, walking the dog or walking to the shops.
  • Use nicotine spray, gum, patches or lozenges to get you through, when you’re indoors.

REMEMBER to tell visitors your home is smoke-free.

Would you like some visitors' tips?

Are you on your own looking after kids?

Great! Try these tips too…

  • Take different opportunities to smoke instead, when you’re out and about – what about when you’re taking the rubbish out, walking the dog or walking to the shops.
  • Go out to smoke when the kids are at nursery/school.
  • Use nicotine spray, gum, patches or lozenges to get you through, when you’re indoors.

REMEMBER to tell visitors your home is smoke-free.

Would you like some visitors' tips?

Could you go outside to smoke when the kids are at nursery/school?

Good luck and remember… by taking small steps you can ensure you protect your kids from the hidden dangers of second-hand smoke. Hope these smoke-free home tips help.

Great! Try these tips too…

  • Take different opportunities to smoke instead, when you’re out and about – what about when you’re taking the rubbish out, walking the dog or walking to the shops.
  • Use nicotine spray, gum, patches or lozenges to get you through, when you’re indoors.

REMEMBER to tell visitors your home is smoke-free.

Would you like some visitors' tips?

To stay smoke-free for your kids’ sake:

  • Text visitors in advance to let them know your home is smoke-free.
  • Ask them to smoke before they arrive.
  • Ask them to bring nicotine spray, gum, patches or lozenges to use.

Good luck and remember… by taking small steps you can ensure you protect your kids from the hidden dangers of second-hand smoke. Hope these smoke-free home tips help.

Why not try:

  • Nicotine spray, gum, patches or lozenges to get you through, when you’re indoors.
  • Think about visiting canstopsmoking.com.

REMEMBER to tell visitors your home is smoke-free.

Would you like some visitors' tips?

Do you have visitors that smoke?

To stay smoke-free for your kids' sake:

  • Text visitors in advance to let them know your home is smoke-free
  • Ask them to smoke before they arrive
  • Ask them to bring nicotine spray, gum, patches or lozenges to use

Want to make smoking outside easier to do?

Here are some tips to make smoking outside easier to do…

  • Leave an umbrella/shoes/waterproof jacket by the door
  • Keep an ashtray outside
  • Put a bench or chair outside

Good luck and remember… by taking small steps you can ensure you protect your kids from the hidden dangers of second-hand smoke. Hope these smoke-free home tips help.

Make smoking outside more convenient/comfortable:

  • Leave an umbrella/shoes/waterproof jacket by the door.
  • Keep an ashtray outside
  • Put a bench or chair outside

Good luck and remember… by taking small steps you can ensure you protect your kids from the hidden dangers of second-hand smoke. Hope these smoke-free home tips help.

Could you ask a trusted friend/neighbour to mind your kids while you pop out?