Protect your family and loved ones from the health risks of secondhand & thirdhand smoke by taking this pledge.
Your commitment to keeping your home smoke-free
will provide your family and guests with a
healthier place to live by removing several health risks.
TFHNJ's SMOKE-FREE HOUSING PLEDGE
Who are We?
Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ (TFHNJ) works to increase opportunities for Smoke-Free living for all New Jersey residents. We accomplish this by providing assistance to housing authorities, property managers, and landlords who want to implement or improve their Smoke-Free Housing policy, reduce costs attributed to smoking and improve the health of their residents.
Why Take the Pledge?
Tobacco use doesn’t just hurt the user, but it also harms the people and animals around them. Secondhand smoke and the Aerosol from Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) omit heavy metals, toxins and cancer causing chemicals.
There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke or aerosol. Babies and children and even pets exposed to secondhand smoke can suffer from health risks such as sudden infant death syndrome, lung illnesses, ear infections, and asthma attacks.
LOOK INTO THE FACTS
"The only means of effectively eliminating health risks associated with indoor exposure to tobacco smoke is to ban smoking activity"
-American Association of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
Smoking is a leading cause of residential fires and the number 1 cause of fire death in the United States, causing over 600 deaths annually.
- National Fire Protection Agency
Researchers warn that COVID-19 could be spread via particles exhaled in smoking or vaping.
-Thirdhand Smoke Researchers
Pets exposed to second-hand smoke have more eye infections, allergies, and respiratory issues including lung cancer.
-U.S. Food and Drug Administration