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..DON’T LET OUR CHILDREN GROW UP IN SMOKE.. Na lig d'ó phaistí fás suas le toitíní Health Promotion Corner Cúinne an Chothú Sláinte Our Lady of Lourdes.

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1 ..DON’T LET OUR CHILDREN GROW UP IN SMOKE.. Na lig d'ó phaistí fás suas le toitíní Health Promotion Corner Cúinne an Chothú Sláinte Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda

2 PASSIVE SMOKING Do you know? … A child inhales the equivalent of 400 CIGARETTES a year living with a person who smokes an average of FEWER THAN 8 CIGS a day..EVEN IF A PERSON NEVER SMOKES IN THE SAME ROOM AS A CHILD..

3 OBJECTIVE  To help new parents stop smoking and aim for a smoke free family unit

4 METHOD  One-to-visits Visits made to Ante Natal & Post Natal Wards each week  From April 2004 – March A/Natal couples 640 P/Natal couples have been given information

5 HEALTH PROMOTION CORNER Cúinne An Chothú Sláinte Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda ~ ~ ~ Support for Smokers & X-Smokers

6 APRIL 2004 – MARCH 2005 ANTE NATAL WARD VISITS Smoking Cessation Statistics OUR LADY OF LOURDES HOSPITAL, DROGHEDA Literature handed out to new parents, and families Most couples said they would make their homes smoke free

7 Smoking Cessation Statistics OUR LADY OF LOURDES HOSPITAL, Drogheda APRIL 2004 – MARCH 2005 POST NATAL WARD VISITS Most couples said they would make their homes smoke free Literature handed out to new parents, and families

8 CONCLUSIONS  Increased networking with other hospitals to exchange ideas  There is a need for constant education and awareness at GP Community and Hospital environment  Effective referral system established on both Ante Natal & Post Natal wards


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