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Smoke-Free Child Care Centers

Secondhand smoke exposure causes serious respiratory problems in children; increasing the number and severity of asthma attacks and causing lower respiratory tract infections. It also increases the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and middle ear infections for children.


Secondhand Smoke is Bad for Kids

If you are a child care provider, learning to recognize, reduce or eliminate potential asthma triggers in your center could make a huge difference in the life of a child with asthma and other respiratory conditions. Download the Asthma & Common Triggers PDF (103 KB) fact sheet to learn more.

The passage of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act requires all child care facilities with five or more children to be smoke-free. If you are a child care provider with less than five children, consider the following tips for making your child care facility smoke-free:

  • Do not allow to smoke in your home or center.
  • Adopt a formal written smoking policy for your home or center. Make copies available to everyone. View a sample policy. PDF (68 KB)
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    Visit the Quit Smoking web page for resources to help your employees who smoke and want to quit. If employees want to quit, be supportive. Quitting smoking is a difficult, and they will need a lot of support.

For help quitting smoking, call the Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline at 1-800 QUIT NOW.

Download a smoke-free childcare facility sign to post in your childcare center or call (702) 759-1270 to request FREE copies of any sign shown below.

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