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How can I protect my baby from second-hand smoke if someone at home is a smoker?
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Get them to quit
Of course, the best answer is to help them quit.
In the meantime, have them smoke outside, and change clothes before holding the baby. Never allow smoking in the car. You might want to use a room or whole house hepa type filter as well. Still, this will not completely avoid the problems of second hand smoke exposure.

In brief: Get them to quit
Of course, the best answer is to help them quit.
In the meantime, have them smoke outside, and change clothes before holding the baby. Never allow smoking in the car. You might want to use a room or whole house hepa type filter as well. Still, this will not completely avoid the problems of second hand smoke exposure.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Move/Smoker goes out
Smoking anywhere in a home gets to everyone in the home.
(shared ventilation.) if you can't move to a smoke-free home, the only other sure way to protect your baby is to convince the smoker to take it outside. They can still smoke, but they can let the baby become a non-smoker. It comes down to their convenience versus the baby's health.

In brief: Move/Smoker goes out
Smoking anywhere in a home gets to everyone in the home.
(shared ventilation.) if you can't move to a smoke-free home, the only other sure way to protect your baby is to convince the smoker to take it outside. They can still smoke, but they can let the baby become a non-smoker. It comes down to their convenience versus the baby's health.
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Quit or go outside
The best way to avoid smoke is not to have it around at all.
Talk to the family member who is smoking and encourage them to quit. However, in the meantime to protect yourself and your baby by asking the person to always smoke outside and change their clothes before coming inside and coming in contact with your baby.

In brief: Quit or go outside
The best way to avoid smoke is not to have it around at all.
Talk to the family member who is smoking and encourage them to quit. However, in the meantime to protect yourself and your baby by asking the person to always smoke outside and change their clothes before coming inside and coming in contact with your baby.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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