Protecting Children From Secondhand Smoke at Home

Protecting Children From Secondhand Smoke at Home

A Fact Sheet about Custody and Smokefree Households

Exposure to secondhand smoke kills 58,000 people each year. It can be especially dangerous to children with allergies and certain respiratory diseases, like asthma. Because children are particularly susceptible to secondhand smoke, many parents may want to ensure that they protect their children from exposure at home.

Our fact sheet provides information for attorneys and legal advisors about how parents in California can protect their children from secondhand smoke in the home, with a focus on those instances when parents are divorcing or separating.