Research shows there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Concentrations can be especially high in cars (Sendzik et al. 2008). In addition to causing heart disease, cancer and premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand smoke also causes sudden infant death syndrome, asthma and ear infections in infants. The Ontario Medical Association recommends protection for children in cars and at home. Health Canada specifically advises youth to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Retail Display Of Tobacco Products – 2008 Monitoring Update
- Tobacco Taxes – 2008 Monitoring Update
- Prohibition of Tobacco Sales in Specific Places – 2008 Monitoring Update
- Tobacco Control Funding Commitments – 2008 Monitoring Update
- Youth Access to Tobacco Products – 2008 Monitoring Update
- 14th/15th Annual Monitoring Report: Indicators of Smoke-Free Ontario Progress