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 life- before birth, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and even adulthood. Some health effects can last a lifetime. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children be protected from tobacco smoke. 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