Tobacco Free Child Care
Benefits of Tobacco Free Childcare
- Tobacco-free environments are important to eliminate secondhand smoke, e-cigarette aerosol, and reduce thirdhand smoke for children.
- Reduce tobacco related disease and death
- Motivate smokers to quit
- Reduce tobacco use initiation among youth
List of Clean Air Childcare Facilities in Sedgwick County
The child care facilities listed below go above and beyond Kansas regulations for day care and child care centers set with Kansas Statutes (KSA) and Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) by agreeing to the following:
- Not allowing smoking, vaping (e-cigarettes, JUUL and other similar devices) or chewing tobacco; inside any portion of the home when children ARE NOT present, in garages outdoor areas or on patios when children ARE NOT present, in garages, outdoor areas or on patios, while children ARE present, inside any vehicle that could be used to transport children in care, and during field trips, walks or other off-site activities with children.
- Providing a written/e-mail copy of the smoking/vaping rules to families with children in care.
- Thank you for protecting the health of children in your care:
- Carla’s Curiosity Corner
- Gigi’s Child Care Home
- Little Explorers Learning Center
- Karen’s Kare Bears Day Care
- Jo Bean’s Babies
- Nana’s Love
- Kidz Ink
- Dayz Of Prayz Child Care & Learning
- The Prouse House
- Kim’s Kid Kare
- Little Adventurers Preschool/Daycare
Show your support for healthy lungs by pledging to maintain a tobacco free child care environment and participating in our recognition program. Click HERE for the survey to get started.
Smoking a cigarette generates two kinds of tobacco smoke: mainstream smoke that is inhaled by the smoker and sidestream smoke from the smoldering cigarette. Secondhand smoke is a combination of the sidestream smoke and the mainstream smoke exhaled by smokers. Thirdhand smoke refers to the secondhand smoke gases and particles that stick to and become embedded in materials and objects, like carpet, walls, furniture, blankets, and toys.
Dangers of Secondhand Smoke
Secondhand smoke causes premature death and disease in children and adults who do not smoke.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for:
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Acute respiratory infections
- Ear problems
- More severe asthma