Thursday, June 14, 2012

Make This a Smoke-Free Father’s Day

Meet Roosevelt - a family man &
former smoker
Father's Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that fathers and father figures make to children's lives.  Fathers play a significant role influencing their children and dads are encouraged to model a healthy way of living.

In honor of Father’s Day, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health is encouraging friends and family members to use the holiday to celebrate dads who have quit smoking and support those who have not. Fathers are encouraged to quit smoking to reduce the risk for tobacco-related diseases such as heart disease and to protect children from secondhand smoke. 

Visit CDC’s Father’s Day site for tips on how to be a smoke-free role model and to read testimonials from two fathers about why they began smoking, how addiction impacted their lives and their families, and how they eventually quit smoking for good. 

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