SHS can harm nonsmokers.

Even if you have never smoked, secondhand smoke can still cause:

Heart disease

Lung cancer


COPD and other breathing problems

SHS can cause heart attacks and even brief exposure can potentially increase your risk.

SHS can be especially risky for pregnant women, increasing their risk of complications during pregnancy and after birth as well as exposing their unborn child to additional risks.

Pregnant and ready to quit?  Click here to learn about Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program, which is a free service to help support women, during and after pregnancy, who are ready to quit smoking or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW and start your quit journey today.

SHS from a vape or e-cigarette is not harmless.

While there are many ongoing studies and research projects to learn more about this aerosol and it's long term effects.  

This aerosol or secondhand vapor has been found to contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, potentially causing:  eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches and nausea, and can damage the liver, kidney and nervous system.

Ready to quit?  Start your quit journey today, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Protect yourself,

Your kids and your pets

The best way to protect kids, pets and yourself is to limit your exposure to second and thirdhand smoke.  

If you smoke and are ready to quit, there are many services to support you, including the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line.  Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for 24/7 support or click here for more quit resources.

If you aren't sure your ready, check out this Quit Journey Assessment and reduce risk by not smoking indoors, in vehicles, or near children and pets. 

Learn more about how you can help protect yourself and your family from the CDC.