Eliminate Tobacco Smoke

Step 1: Learn about smoke and asthma

Step 2: Take action

  1. Free help is available. If the smoker(s) in your house are ready to quit smoking, there is a free program available called Quit Line. This program has helped thousands of people quit smoking through its combination of coaching and free nicotine replacement therapy. You can contact Quit Line at 1.800.QUIT NOW (1.800.784.8669).

  2. If the smoker(s) in your house continue to smoke, implement a family rule of no smoking indoors or in vehicles with or without your children.

  3. Make sure all outdoor smoking is done away from open windows and doors of your home.

  4. Make sure smokers wear different clothes, such as a "smoking jacket or shirt," that is only worn when smoking outside the home and is kept outside the home as well.

  5. Make sure smokers wash their hands after smoking and before feeding or interacting with children.

  6. Remove all ashtrays from your home.

  7. Make your child’s bedroom a smoke-free area by removing carpet and upholstered furniture that was present while smoking was allowed in the home.

  8. Wash all bedding, pillows and window coverings to remove tobacco smoke residue.

  9. Clean walls and hard surfaces with soap and water to remove tobacco smoke.