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How can I protect my child from tobacco smoke to prevent asthma triggers?

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  1. If you smoke, quit -- if not for yourself, for your child. If your spouse or other family members smoke, help them understand why it’s harmful, and encourage them to quit.
  2. Do not allow anyone to smoke in your home, car, or when they’re around your child.
  3. Choose smoke-free places to go with your family. Avoid restaurants and public areas that allow smoking.

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Allergic Asthma Triggers."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Indoor Allergies."

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 20, 2017

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Allergic Asthma Triggers."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Indoor Allergies."

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 20, 2017

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