Home Module 005 – Improving Family Health: Adult Tobacco Use and Young Children’s Health

Module Overview

Improving Family Health: Adult Tobacco Use and Young Children’s Health

Length: 2-3 hours

Home visitors need knowledge and resources concerning tobacco cessation efforts so they will be able to encourage individuals that are struggling with tobacco addictions. This session will explore the negative effects of tobacco usage as well as the benefits of quitting. It will also delve into why it is such a hard habit to quit despite the benefits and risks associated with usage. Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. Tobacco usage includes more than just smoking cigarettes and there is no safe level of tobacco use. Tobacco usage harms nearly every organ of the body. It causes many different cancers as well as chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema and bronchitis, and heart disease. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits for both individuals and families. This session will explore resources and techniques to assist home visitors with tobacco cessation efforts.

Objectives

By the end of this training Home Visitors will be able to:
•Gain knowledge and resources on tobacco cessation so they can encourage individuals to quit
  using tobacco products
•Increase their knowledge on the health effects of secondhand and third hand smoke exposure  and specific information on tobacco use during and after pregnancy.


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