Children Need to Breathe More than You Need to Smoke
This brochure, targeted to parents and caregivers, outlines the health effects of second-hand tobacco smoke on children. Issues presented include ear, throat, and lung infections, asthma, allergies, SIDS, and overall status of health. Support for the development of the brochure was provided from the Tobacco Demand Reduction Strategy Initiative of Health Canada.
Smoking and Quitting: Clean Air for All
Children worry when they see people they care about doing something dangerous to their health. Smoking and Quitting: Clean Air for All (PDF) is a storybook for use with children in Grades 1 to 5 that will help them find answers to their questions, as well as make it easier for them to talk to teachers, parents, caregivers, and other family members about their thoughts and feelings about smoking. Smoking and Quitting has been awarded Curriculum Services Canada’s (CSC) Seal of Quality. Available in limited quantities and in French.To avoid shipping charges, please order directly from Health Canada, Centre of Addiction and Mental Health. Also available for order or download at www.knowledgex.camh.net.SKU: 3-313
Avoid the Heat
Information Card, 2016
Saskatchewan has legislation to protect children from the harms associated with second-hand smoke when in vehicles. This information card is aimed at parents and caregivers. The card outlines the harms associated with second-hand smoke and encourages everyone to make their vehicles smoke-free.SKU: 3-316
Stop Smoking Now: Reasons Not to Smoke When You’re Pregnant – I Am Your Child Video Series
When you’re pregnant, everything you eat, drink, and breathe affects your health and your baby’s health. So when you smoke, your baby does too.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. When you stop smoking, you:
- Increase the amount of oxygen your baby will get,
- Lower the risk that your baby will be born too early, and
- Increase your chances of having a healthy baby.
No matter how long you have been smoking, quitting smoking also benefits your health, gives you more energy, and lets you feel good about what you’ve done for yourself and your baby. This video provides support, guidance, and information about resources to help you resist the urge to smoke.SKU: 5-V-521
Sacred Tobacco, Sacred Children
This video is for Aboriginal parents and caregivers. It offers real stories from Aboriginal families who have smoke-free homes. The families talk about the approaches that worked for them. The purpose of the video is to: 1) discuss the impact of second-hand smoke on young families; 2) understand the difference between sacred use of traditional tobacco and recreational use of commercial tobacco; and 3) share strategies to reduce the impact of recreational use of tobacco on children. This video includes a Facilitator’s Guide.SKU: 3-V-359