The Campaign for Smoke Free Pets
A Companion Animal Care Article from


August 2016

Pets are part of the family, don't make them smoke

The thought of regularly exposing a child or family member to second hand smoke is unthinkable these days. So why is it still acceptable to subject our pets to it? The 4000+ Chemicals that are found in a cigarette are just as toxic to animals as they are humans.

It's not just second hand smoke. Have you ever heard of third hand smoke?

Third hand smoke is the residue left behind on all things that come into contact with cigarette smoke. It will stay on floors, chairs, and most things in the home for an awfully long time.

Many pets will explore the world via their mouth and nose, sniffing and tasting their way around their world. While they do this they are innocently ingesting the toxins left behind by third hand smoke.

We are trying to raise awareness of the dangers pets face with second and third hand smoke. Many people are simply unaware that they are harming their pets by smoking around them, or by letting them live in an environment that is regularly smoked in.

Our pets are not just any old animal, they are family. Lets make a difference.

For more detailed information, actions to take, posters and more, visit The Campaign for Smoke Free Pets.

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