Environmental CO Capture Influences Smoke Free Homes A case study. Presenters: Tracy Rowland, Health Programme Advisor, Public Health Dorset Martin Marsh, Managing Director, MD Diagnostics Ltd, Kent. Smoking family home (No environmental CO reading available).
Tracy Rowland, Health Programme Advisor, Public Health Dorset
Martin Marsh, Managing Director, MD Diagnostics Ltd, Kent
5.00% FCOHb - High risk zone
Potential for distractions in a home environment - are key health messages really heard?
9,500 children are admitted to hospital each year as a direct result of exposure to secondhand smoke
Royal College of Physicians (2010) Passive smoking and young children: A report by the Tobacco Advisory Group. London: RCP
Protecting children from the dangers of SHS appeals to most parents
Children from lower income households are more likely to have been exposed to secondhand smoke
Environmental CO reading taken:
Lounge 7ppm Kitchen 9ppm
Smokefree homes discussion – action needed!
Non smoking behaviour continued throughout the rest of the pregnancy and post-delivery
There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke
US Surgeon General (2006)
National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training www.ncsct.co.uk
Making the home smokefree is often the first step to quitting!