Smoking and Secondhand Smoke
Information about reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and local stop smoking support services.
Protecting yourself and your family from Secondhand Smoke
Creating a smoke-free environment at home and in your car is healthier for your children, family, visitors and pets.
Breathing in secondhand smoke which contains over 4,000 chemicals can cause harmful effects on children's health. Asthma, respiratory and middle ear infections are just some of the health problems identified. Reducing the amount of smoke within your home and car can help towards reducing some of these problems. There is no safe level of second hand smoke even when enclosed places and rooms are ventilated. To ensure greatest protection for yourself and others, smoking outside the home and car and closing the door is advisable.
There are lots of hints and tips for creating a smokefree home and car at the Refresh Project in external websites. This can help you decide on how best protect yourself and those around you.
Support to help you stop smoking
If you are a young person or adult who is considering stopping smoking there is local support available to help you stop for good.
Young people can be supported to stop smoking through the local Youth Health Services at Clarkston Clinic (Clarkston Smoking Initiative) and Barrhead Health and Care Centre (Q Factor) see related pages.
East Renfrewshire Smokefree Community Services offer help and support to adults who are ready to stop smoking.