#757SmokeFreeRide

Despite the general awareness that smoking is unhealthy, about 40 percent of children are still exposed to secondhand smoke, says a recent CDC study.

In an effort to combat the negative side effects of secondhand and thirdhand smoke, CINCH, the Consortium for Infant and Child Health based at EVMS, has launched #757SmokeFreeRide, a campaign to encourage parents and caregivers to provide smoke-free car rides for children. (Thirdhand smoke refers to the tobacco-smoke toxins left on car seats and interiors even when no one is actively smoking. These toxins, like secondhand smoke, are known to cause health problems.)

Join the #757SmokeFreeRide and learn more about the campaign.