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Environmental Tobacco Smoke Health Promotion Program.

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1 Environmental Tobacco Smoke Health Promotion Program

2 Definitions ETS (Environmental Tobacco Smoke) Mixture of side-stream smoke and exhaled mainstream smoke that pollutes air in locations where tobacco smoking is occurring. Major source of ETS is side-stream smoke- Smoke from burning cigarettes!

3 Environmental Tobacco Smoke….is a Known Human Carcinogen Exposure to ETS is Harmful!

4 Negative Effects of ETS Is Toxic! Reduces indoor air quality! Contains poisonous compounds! Causes acute & chronic diseases in healthy non-tobacco users!

5 ETS Health Effects Involuntary smoking is cause of Lung Cancer & Heart Disease Increases risk for Asthma & Respiratory Problems Reduced Lung Function Levels Increased risk for Non-Respiratory cancers

6 Burning cigarettes puts poisons in the air….. Do you want to breathe them in?

7 Effects on Kids Effects on Kids Development & exacerbation of asthma in children! Increased Respiratory Tract Infections! Smoking during pregnancy leads to lower & reduced birth weight! More Doctors visits & sickness

8 Health Hazard Experience discomfort & annoyance from exposure to cigarette smoke

9 What to Do? Enforce Navy & DoD Policy of No Tobacco use in Federal & Military buildings!

10 What to Do? Protect the health of your shipmates, family and friends! Avoid exposure to Tobacco Smoke!

11 What to Do? Encourage others to quit smoking! Promote a climate supportive of non-tobacco use!

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