Since 2007, the Smoke-Free Family campaign has raised awareness among Quebec families on the dangers of second-hand tobacco smoke, in particular to the health of children and unborn babies. Smoke-Free Family highlights how important it is for parents who smoke to take concrete steps to protect their children’s health by making the home and car 100% smoke-free zones and smoking far from them outside.
To support parents and help them limit their children’s exposure to toxic tobacco smoke, the smokefreefamily.ca website and Facebook (in French only) page contain information, tips, and practical tools. The site also recommends support resources for parents who would like to reduce the number of cigarettes smoked or even quit completely.
Smoke-Free Family is an initiative of Capsana presented in collaboration with a network of public and private organizations, including Quebec’s Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the Quebec Directions régionales de santé publique, and the Jean Coutu Group.