Issue 15 September 2018
Smoke-Free Colusa County Newsletter
The Smoke-Free Colusa County Subcommittee, part of the Colusa County Partners for Health, aims to improve the health of Colusa County residents through education and promotion of a tobacco-free lifestyle.
SIDS & Secondhand Smoke
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. SIDS is the leading cause of death among babies between 1 month and 1 year of age. 1 Secondhand smoke exposure and smoking during pregnancy increases the risk for SIDS. 1 Research shows that chemicals in secondhand smoke appear to affect the brain in ways that interfere with its regulation of infants' breathing. 1

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that parents can help protect their babies from SIDS by not smoking while pregnant, not smoking in the home or around the baby, and putting the baby down to sleep on its back. 1 For help to quit smoking, contact 1-800-NO-BUTTS.
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  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke.
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Next Colusa County Partners for Health Meeting
The next Colusa County Partners for Health meeting will take place on November 8th from 12:00-2:00 at Colusa Veterans Hall.

Please RSVP to TEP@ColusaDHHS.org to be included in the lunch order!
Resources
Interested in a meeting or community presentation to learn more about secondhand smoke, thirdhand smoke, tobacco marketing towards youth, or the Colusa County Tobacco Education Program? Contact us directly to schedule an appointment:

Colusa County Tobacco Education Program
Contact: Amanda Pitts
Phone: (530) 458-0380
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