Health and Wellness
2019 World No Tobacco Day
Tobacco and Lung Health
Every year on May 31st, World No Tobacco Day is observed to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure – both of which can have severe impacts on pregnancies and babies.
Resources for WIC staff to learn and help educate participants about the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke include CDC’s Tobacco and E-Cigarettes subtopic under their Breastfeeding page, and their Smoking & Tobacco Use page, which provides basic information as well as:
- Information on secondhand smoke (SHS) with an emphasis on children that offers culturally-relevant information for various populations to help motivate them to reduce SHS exposure to children
- Information, downloadable fact sheets, and infographics about Electronic Cigarettes
- State and Community Resources, including State Fact Sheets
- Tobacco-Related information and free resources for specific populations:
- Quit Lines (available in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Vietnamese)
- A Quit Guide
- Real Stories by Specific Group (including Pregnant and Planning) from individuals affected by cigarette smoke
- Links to Smokefree.gov (and the sub-sites for women, motherhood, teens, and Spanish speakers) that provide information about the different types of tobacco products and a wide-range of resources to help women quit smoking
WIC participants can also find information on smoking and breastfeeding by searching this keyword on the WIC Breastfeeding Support site.