When you have children, your first instinct is to protect them. You want to keep them safe from all the dangers that the world may bring to them. For me I would research safe sleep practices, harmful chemical laden baby products and ways to keep kids healthy. So I baby-proofed anything that could possibly be baby-proofed, limited my child’s exposure to harmful chemicals and made the pledge to keep my home smoke-free.
Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post; however, all opinions are my own.
Maine has always been such an amazing place to live. The outdoor activities are endless and the scenery is breathtaking. Another great thing about Maine is that it genuinely cares about its residents. Even though Maine has strong smoking laws, about 79,000 children in Maine are exposed to secondhand smoke in the home.
As a nurse, I have seen not only what smoking does to the smoker’s body but I also have seen the effects that secondhand smoke has on their families as well, including children. There are nearly 7,000 chemicals in secondhand smoke alone which children cannot protect themselves from being exposed to. In fact, children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have asthma, get sick more often and have more incidence of tooth decay.
That is why I am challenging all of my friends, family and YOU to join me in taking Maine’s Smoke Free Home Pledge.
By heading to Breathe Easy Maine you can take the pledge as well to keep your home healthy and sign up to get a free pledge kit that includes a smoke-free home certificate, window decals, coloring pages and more!
Now I am not saying that you need to quit smoking, I know how incredibly hard that can be. I am asking for you to just pledge to take it outside and protect your children from secondhand smoke exposure! Keep your home healthy for both your children and pets (who also can experience adverse health effects from secondhand smoke).
Need any more convincing on why it is so important to take the smoke-free home pledge? Check out Get the Facts on Second and Third hand Smoke and then head to Breatheeasymaine.org to take the pledge to keep your family safe!