Smoking and secondhand smoke are dangerous and cause serious health problems for both the smoker and nonsmoker. They are especially harmful to those who are most vulnerable, such as the elderly, children, and unborn babies. It is a well-known fact that tobacco use and secondhand smoke cause heart disease, lung cancer, emphysema, and increase the risk of developing pneumonia, bronchitis, and ear infections in children. Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the nation and in Santa Clara County.
There are many ways to get involved in the county's tobacco prevention efforts. Opportunities for youth and adult involvement exist within our coalitions and at local community events. The Tobacco Prevention Program launched a new campaign in April 2011 to highlight the negative effects of secondhand smoke on families and children. To learn more about this campaign, current local policy initiatives, projects and how to get involved call us at 408-793-2700.
NEW! Public Health Partners with the City of San José to Increase Awareness on New Secondhand Smoke Ordinance
For more information, contact:
Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP)
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 120B
San José, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 793-2700
Fax: (408) 793-2731