Effects of Tobacco on Children

Smoking and secondhand smoke exposure are leading causes of preventable death, and can harm a person at any stage of the lifespan- before birth, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and even into adulthood. Some of these health effects can last a lifetime, and parents and caregivers should know what the dangers are and how to avoid them.

Before, At, and After Birth

Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Youth Tobacco Use