Make Your Home Smoke-Free

Here are a few tips to help you make your home smoke-free:

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It’s freezing cold out or it’s raining.
Make your outside smoking area as comfortable as possible. Pick a place where smoke will not drift back into your home through an open window or door. Keep an umbrella nearby for those rainy days.

Your friends are smokers and are coming over.
Let them know ahead of time that your home is smoke-free. Display a smoke-free home sign as a reminder. Provide a comfortable place outside for them to smoke.

You live in an apartment building.
Time your smoking to other outings, like going to check the mail or trips to the corner store.

You live alone with a young child.
Never leave a child alone. Find a trusted neighbour to sit for you. Offer to do the same for them.

Your partner insists on smoking in the home.
Contact Durham Region Health Department. We can give you information about second-hand smoke to share with your partner.

Set a date for your home to become smoke-free.
Choose the start of a new month, or a birthday to make your home officially smoke-free.

  • Opening a window or going to another room will not protect your family from second-hand smoke.
  • There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke.
  • Make it a rule to not smoke in your home.