Learn Simple Tools & Resources to Reduce Tobacco Smoke Exposure & Promote Lifelong Health in Upcoming Webinars

Reducing tobacco smoke exposure lessens risks immediately for infants, such as sleep-related deaths and asthma. Over a child’s life, less home smoke exposure can mean less repeat sick visits for problems like respiratory and ear infections, and healthier caregivers. On average smokers attempt to quit seven times before being successful – so ensuring they receive consistent information and support, even outside of physician offices, is a strategy that can help them on their quitting journey.

To support a multidisciplinary approach to smoking cessation, the Ohio AAP’s Smoke Free Families (SFF) program will host two webinars in February 2023 for audiences who may be new to smoke exposure screening and counseling. These opportunities will provide simple tools and resources to promote lifelong health for the entire family. The focus audiences include:

  • Healthcare providers
  • Home visitors
  • Sub-specialists
  • Community health workers
  • Childcare providers
  • Community organizations
  • Anyone who engages with families of young children

Save the date and register now for the Smoke Free Families Webinars scheduled:

  • February 8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Healthcare Provider Focused
  • February 14, 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Community Organization Focused

If you may not be able to attend but would still like to access the training, please register for the appropriate session to ensure you receive resources and recordings. Participants in these webinars will be eligible to receive:

  • Educational credit
  • Practical implementation guidance and tools designed for a variety of settings
  • Access to materials for download, including smoking and vaping cessation focused rack cards and handouts, and materials to promote and support safe sleep
  • Additional online supplemental education on topics related to SFF
  • Options to request printed materials
  • Entry into drawings for sleep sacks and board books

Register for the webinars at https://ohioaap.org/education-cme-moc-ii/smoke-free-families, or contact Program Manager Hayley Southworth at hsouthworth@ohioaap.org or 614-846-6258 to discuss the SFF program.

1 reply
  1. Electric
    Electric says:

    The article on reducing tobacco smoke exposure by Ohio AAP provides a wealth of simple yet effective tools and resources. It highlights the importance of creating a smoke-free environment, especially for children, and offers practical tips to achieve this goal. I appreciate the emphasis on education and awareness, as well as the inclusion of downloadable resources for parents, healthcare providers, and policymakers. The article’s approach is comprehensive and user-friendly, making it an invaluable asset for individuals and organizations striving to reduce tobacco smoke exposure. Overall, this article serves as a valuable guide in promoting healthier environments and protecting the well-being of those vulnerable to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.


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