A breath of fresh air: supporting parents and carers to protect their children from exposure to secondhand smoke

Dr Laura Jones and Dr Nigel Baxter highlight the key evidence on smoking/secondhand smoke exposure and vaping/secondhand vapour exposure, how supporting families to change their home smoking behaviours can improve child health outcomes and lead to parents/carers quitting, and how to deliver effective, brief advice to support parents/carers to reduce children's exposure to secondhand smoke.


  • Dr Laura Jones
  • Dr Nigel Baxter

Date of Recording

July 6, 2018

Available Until

March 6, 2023

Learning outcomes

Describe the health risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke

Understand why it is important to raise the issue of secondhand smoke exposure with smoking parents/ carers

Effectively ask, advise and act on secondhand smoke exposure and smoke-free homes/ cars

Effectively encourage and support behaviour change in smoking parents/ carers

Understand how very brief advice on secondhand smoke and smoke-free homes aligns with their role as a healthcare professional  

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  • Dr Laura Jones

  • Dr Nigel Baxter

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