Take 7 Steps Out Overview

Most of the harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke are invisible but secondhand smoke can cause serious harm to children and babies.

In enclosed spaces secondhand smoke exposes children’s vulnerable lungs and bodies to terrible toxins, increasing the risk of cot death, asthma, tonsillitis and glue ear which cause lead to hospital appointments, operations and a lot of time off school.

There is no doubt that cigarette smoke harms children but small changes such as Taking 7 Steps Out right outside of your home before smoking can make all the difference.

We want to arm parents, grandparents and carers with important information to help them make the right decisions about their child’s well-being.

Help protect your children – Take 7 Step Out before smoking and keep your homes smokefree.

Did you know…

  • Smoking is the biggest cause of early death
  • Smoking causes more deaths than the next six biggest causes combined – alcohol, drugs, obesity, illegal drugs and road accidents
  • Smoking at the back door, moving into a different room or by an open window is not enough to keep your children safe from cigarette smoke – they are still breathing in your smoke

To find out more about how the Take 7 Steps Out campaign was developed please visit Healthier Futures www.healthierfutures.org