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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 Development & exacerbation of asthma in children!
Increased Respiratory Tract Infections! Smoking during pregnancy leads to lower & reduced birth weight! More Doctor’s 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! Tobacco Free Zone

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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