BREATHE EASY<br />An initiative to clean up the air for our children<br />The National Health Institute<br />
NHI’s Breathe-Easy Initiative<br />An outgrowth of NHI’s commitment to health and wellness<br />Spearheaded by parents, wh...
What is Secondhand Smoke?<br />Smoke exhaled by a smoker<br />Smoke from the burning end of  cigarettes, cigars, and pipes...
Why Should Parents Be Concerned?<br />Effect on lungs<br />Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to suffer...
Secondhand Smoke is a Health Risk to the Unborn Child<br />Miscarriage<br />Premature birth<br />Low birth weight<br />Sud...
Living With a Smoker Makes a Child More Likely to Smoke<br />4/13/2010<br />6<br />
Health Risks of Secondhand Smoke<br />4/13/2010<br />7<br />
Did You Know That…?<br />Infants whose mothers smoked were 38 percent more likely to be admitted to the hospital for bronc...
Children of Smokers<br />Cough and wheeze more and have a harder time getting over colds<br />Get more sore throats and co...
What Can You Do?<br />4/13/2010<br />10<br />
Take Three Pledges:<br />4/13/2010<br />11<br />
And Support NHI’s Breathe-Easy Iniatitive<br />4/13/2010<br />12<br />Buy a Breathe-Easy Button Today!<br />www.breatheeas...
4/13/2010<br />13<br />Thanks for Letting Us Breathe Easier<br />
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  1. 1. BREATHE EASY<br />An initiative to clean up the air for our children<br />The National Health Institute<br />
  2. 2. NHI’s Breathe-Easy Initiative<br />An outgrowth of NHI’s commitment to health and wellness<br />Spearheaded by parents, who want cleaner air for their children<br />Encourage people to reduce air pollution indoors and outdoors<br />Newsletters<br />Conferences<br />Seminars<br />Promotional materials<br />Special task force targets smokers because of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke<br />4/13/2010<br />2<br />
  3. 3. What is Secondhand Smoke?<br />Smoke exhaled by a smoker<br />Smoke from the burning end of cigarettes, cigars, and pipes<br />Composed of nearly 4,000 different chemicals and chemical components<br />Often called involuntary smoking or passive smoking<br />4/13/2010<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Why Should Parents Be Concerned?<br />Effect on lungs<br />Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to suffer from pneumonia, bronchitis, and other lung diseases<br />Ear infections<br />Children who breathe secondhand smoke can have more ear infections<br />Asthma<br />Children who breathe secondhand smoke have more asthma attacks and the episodes can be more severe.<br />Secondhand smoke causes healthy children to develop asthma each year.<br />4/13/2010<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Secondhand Smoke is a Health Risk to the Unborn Child<br />Miscarriage<br />Premature birth<br />Low birth weight<br />Sudden infant death syndrome<br />4/13/2010<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Living With a Smoker Makes a Child More Likely to Smoke<br />4/13/2010<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Health Risks of Secondhand Smoke<br />4/13/2010<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Did You Know That…?<br />Infants whose mothers smoked were 38 percent more likely to be admitted to the hospital for bronchitis and pneumonia.<br />Children living in households where more than three packs of cigarettes were smoked per day were four times more likely to be hospitalized for ear tubes.<br />Children younger than one year whose mothers smoked four times more likely to be hospitalized.<br />4/13/2010<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Children of Smokers<br />Cough and wheeze more and have a harder time getting over colds<br />Get more sore throats and colds<br />Get eye irritations and hoarseness<br />4/13/2010<br />9<br />
  10. 10. What Can You Do?<br />4/13/2010<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Take Three Pledges:<br />4/13/2010<br />11<br />
  12. 12. And Support NHI’s Breathe-Easy Iniatitive<br />4/13/2010<br />12<br />Buy a Breathe-Easy Button Today!<br />www.breatheeasy.org<br />
  13. 13. 4/13/2010<br />13<br />Thanks for Letting Us Breathe Easier<br />

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