Exposure to secondhand smoke can trigger a life-threatening asthma attack. This 30 second PSA features Jessica, a mother with a young son who suffers from asthma attacks triggered by secondhand smoke exposure. Created: 4/4/2012 by Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Date Released: 4/4/2012. Series Name: CDC Radio.
[Jessica] My son, Aden, has asthma. Secondhand smoke has triggered his asthma so badly he ended up in the emergency room. And spent multiple nights in intensive care. Now he’s on a whole bunch of medications. My tip to you is: Don’t be shy about telling people not to smoke around your kids.
[Announcer] Half of US kids are exposed to secondhand smoke. If you or someone you know wants help, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
A message from the US Department of Health and Human Services and CDC.