Unborn babies are particularly vulnerable to second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke can harm unborn babies because chemicals can reach them through their mother’s placenta and can increase their risk of low birth weight and slowed growth. Second-hand smoke is also dangerous for babies and children.
Increased health risks from second-hand smoke include:
- sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- ear infection
- breathlessness and coughing
Second-hand smoke is considered a serious health hazard for every age group, especially children. For more information on the dangers of second-hand smoke, visit Health Canada. Print and sign this pledge form to help keep your home smoke-free. Learn how you can make your car and home smoke free.
For more information:
Region of Peel - Public Health
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
to speak with a Public Health Nurse
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216