Secondhand smoke…

can cause negative health effects on children, non-smokers, smokers, pets, and the home environment. Asthma, ear infections, lung cancer, respiratory problems, lack of savings, and smoke smell in the home are all repercussions for smoking in the home. Secondhand smoke can be a mixture of two kinds of tobacco smoke. Secondhand smoke is smoke that floats from the burning tip of a cigarette, cigar or pipe and/or Smoke that comes from a smoker’s mouth or nose when they are smoking. Secondhand smoke is an EPA class A carcinogen containing toxic chemicals that can lead                                                                                                                                 to cancer.

Benefits of a Smoke-free Home

Some of our participants have seen the following benefits ever since completing our program:
  • Reduction of secondhand smoke in the home
  • Improved health for adult nonsmokers and children
  • Some smokers have reduce number of cigarettes smoked or have quit
  • Saved money for goals and opportunities 
  • Happier and healthier pets

Eligibility

Candidates are eligible to participate if they are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Speak and understand English (at least one member of the home must speak English fluently and be 18 or older)
  • Smoke and live with at least one other non-smoker person OR don’t smoke but live with a smoker
  • Do not have a total smoking ban in their home
  • Only one person per household is eligible to participate.

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If you, or someone you know is interested in being a part of our Smoke Free Homes Program at Vista Community Clinic please contact one of our Specialists at anytime.

 

Nancy Rocha

Prevention Specialist

email: nrocha@vcc.org

office phone: P 760-631-5000 x.1050

 

Haley Guiffrida

Program Coordinator

email: Haley.E.Guiffrida@vcc.org

office phone: P 760-631-5000 x.7153

 

Melissa Campbell

Prevention Specialist

email: Melissa.M.Campbell@vcc.org

office phone: P 760-631-5000 x. 7103