Avoid smoking triggers and secondhand smoke by going to smokefree places.
Avoiding smoking triggers is essential when you quit, but sometimes that can be hard when you visit places like bars that allow smoking on the premises. When you’re planning to hang out with your friends, family, or colleagues, suggest going to smokefree places. By going to smokefree places:
1) You won’t be around other people who are smoking, which means no visual smoking triggers!
2) You won’t be inhaling harmful secondhand smoke
Depending on where you live, finding smokefree places may require a little research. Not all indoor and outdoor spaces are free from cigarette smoke, so you may have to Google and keep track of the smokefree places you enjoy. However, there is a growing movement towards getting public and private spaces to be 100% smokefree, making it easier for quitters like you to find smokefree places.
As of now, more than half of U.S. states, including D.C., have enacted laws to restrict indoor smoking at places such as non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Additionally, more and more public spaces like parks and beaches are going smokefree. Smokefree policies improve the health of communities by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and curbing smoking behavior, resulting in fewer tobacco-related hospitalizations, illnesses, and deaths.
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