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Key Phone Numbers

  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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Center for Lung Disease

Secondhand Smoke

Children are vulnerable to secondhand smoke because their lungs are still developing; they breathe faster than adults; and cannot control their indoor environment.

Secondhand smoke can:

  • Cause asthma in children who have not previously exhibited symptoms and trigger or worsen symptoms in children with asthma.
  • Increase the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Increase the risk for middle ear infections.
  • Impairs a child's ability to learn.
  • Tobacco-related health problems are major contributors to missed school days.

What can you do?

  • Make your home and car smoke-free.
  • Until you quit, smoke outside. Moving to another room or opening a window is not enough.
  • If you must smoke, limit smoking to outings, such as checking the mail.
  • Don't allow others to smoke inside your home.
  • Remove ashtrays. Throw away lighters, cigarettes, and matches, or keep them out of sight.