Smoke-Free Homes Project
Secondhand smoke can have significant negative health effects on children, non-smokers, pets, and the home environment. Creating a Smoke-Free Home Rule—not allowing smoking in the home at anytime or anywhere—not only reduces the dangers of secondhand smoke, but also has many other health benefits for everyone living in and visiting your home. Remember, having this rule doesn’t mean you have to quit smoking…some things are just better outside. CLICK TO LEARN MORE!
GOING SMOKE-FREE IN JUST 5 EASY STEPS
Making your home smoke-free takes planning, communication, and commitment from everyone in the home and your guests. We have created a simple 5-step guide, which includes how to discuss the rule with family members and visitors who smoke, planning ahead for any obstacles, and ways to maintain the smoke-free home. Watch a video about a family that went smoke-free in their home. CLICK TO LEARN MORE!
CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS: VIDEOS
Going smoke free in your home is not without its challenges. Our videos address common challenges that may be preventing you from making your home smoke-free. They offer tips and solutions to help you create and keep a smoke-free home. CLICK TO START WATCHING!
FOSTER CARE/ADOPTIVE PARENTS
In partnership with the Division of Family and Children Services, Georgia Department of Human Services, foster care parents can earn 1.0 hours of continuing education credits by learning about secondhand smoke and the benefits of a smoke-free home. The site has some short, informative text and even some entertaining videos. CLICK HERE TO START!
Once you’ve read about the dangers and facts of secondhand smoke, explored our 5-step guide to going smoke-free, and viewed the challenges and solutions videos, take the quiz and test your knowledge. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE QUIZ!
Receive continuing education credits by learning how to help your foster families make their homes healthier in our comprehensive webinar, Creating Smoke-free Homes for Georgia’s Children. CLICK HERE TO START!
5-STEP GUIDE BOOKLET AND MORE
The Some Things Are Better Outside kit has great tools to help you create a Smoke-free Home. In addition to info about the dangers of smoking inside your house or apartment, the kit includes an excellent 5-step guide to make the transition easier and a booklet with ten common challenges and solutions.
STICKERS, SIGNS AND PLEDGES
Set a positive tone for your new smoke-free home with a collection of window clings, signs and stickers, which are also great ways for kids to help transition the home. We also have a pledge to serve as a nice reminder of your commitment to a smoke-free home.
NEWSLETTER AND A COMIC BOOK
Our kit also has a newsletter with testimonials and success stories, a fact sheet about “Thirdhand Smoke”, and a short Comic Book-style story about going smoke free.