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Protecting foster/resource family children from secondhand smoke in homes and cars

Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP)

Information for policymakers on smokefree foster care homes and smokefree vehicles that transport foster children. Summarizes legislation from states and counties that require smokefree foster homes and cars. Also lists jurisdictions that require smokefree cars for all children. Describes why policymakers should support smokefree foster/resource family homes and cars. Provides information from the U.S. Surgeon General and published medical studies on the harmful effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke on children, in both the home and in vehicles. Also includes references to court cases in which secondhand smoke was taken into consideration in child custody cases. Includes links to legislation and health studies cited in the document.

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