Sue Scheff: Does your teen smoke cigarettes? Learn about new study

Everyone knows that smoking is not good for you and many also know that second hand smoke has been said to be just as damaging to your health.  Today’s new study about third hand smoke is shocking and yet makes sense.

Now, some scientists say, there’s evidence that “third-hand” smoke — the residue that clings to furniture, carpets, walls and other surfaces — puts toxins in the air as well.  The Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences released a study on the subject with findings that “raise concerns about exposures.” – NPR.

If you are a smoker, or know someone that is, there are more reasons to consider quitting.  First and foremost would be your health, and as important is your family.  Remember, young children are at risk.

Florida’s Quitline: A helping hand when you need it the most.

Each year, thousands of Floridians quit using tobacco. Many more try, but fail. The Florida Quitline was established to help those with a desire to free themselves from cigarettes, smokeless and all other forms of tobacco to successfully reach their goal, and offers all of its services free of charge in both English and Spanish. Here’s how it works:
 

  1. With a single, toll-free call to 1-877-U-CAN-NOW, you can schedule an appointment with one of the Quitline’s trained counselors.
  2.  At an approximate time of your choosing, one of these skilled professionals will call you back to work with you one on one. Together, you’ll develop a plan to finally rid yourself of tobacco for good.
  3. Our tobacco specialists will be there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support you, offer tips and provide any information you may need.

If you’re ready to Be Free, call 1-877-U-CAN-NOW today and join other Floridians in living a happier, healthier life. If you know others who need help, click the link below to send them an email message encouraging them to call the Quitline today.

Be an educated parent, you will have a healthier family.

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