To learn more about secondhand smoke and what you can do to protect yourself and loved ones, please visit these websites:
The Texas Department of State Health Services’ Texas Smoke-Free Ordinance Database describes all known Texas municipal ordinances designed to restrict exposure to secondhand smoke.
This Centers for Disease Control page is a gateway to fact sheets, research reports, and journal articles addressing myriad secondhand smoke issues affecting the home, the workplace, and businesses such as restaurants and bars. In addition, they also provide a community action guide to assess the progress of change in your community.
The Smoke-Free Texas website features tobacco-related news and fact sheets as well as information about community smoke-free coalitions. You can also sign up to help take action against Big Tobacco, read testimonials related to smoking and secondhand smoke, and submit your own story about how tobacco has affected you.
The Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights website provides comprehensive information about promoting smoke-free policies in public places. It also offers facts and information about secondhand smoke and how to promote smoke-free policies in the home. You can also learn about ways to take action in your local community, including how to draft an ordinance for your community.
Visit this Environmental Protection Agency page for facts on children’s exposure to secondhand smoke as well as links to a smoke-free pledge and other EPA resources.
The World Health Organization’s page on secondhand smoke provides a list of frequently asked questions, success stories regarding smoke-free policies, and a 2007 document outlining policy recommendations on protection from exposure to secondhand smoke.
The American Heart Association’s website includes information about the health effects of secondhand smoke and the health benefits of smoking bans.
Sponsored by the University of California, TobaccoScam explores how Big Tobacco is misleading the hospitality industry about the conversion of restaurants and bars to smoke-free public spaces.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids fact-sheets list public policy and research findings regarding secondhand smoke in the workplace and public venues.
Tobacco.org is a resource for the latest worldwide news and information on tobacco-related topics from legal challenges to the latest scientific findings on tobacco use.
The American Cancer Society’s general overview of secondhand smoke explains what it is, how it harms nonsmokers, and what you can do to prevent exposure through personal steps and public activities.
The American Lung Association’s “all about smoking” page has tobacco/smoking fact sheets and includes data about tobacco use and children, adults, and workplaces.