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Smoke-Free & Scent-Free



Protect the health of children in Kentucky by completing an anonymous survey:

Model Smoke-Free & Scent-Free Policy:

  • No smoking allowed on Child Care Center property and no designated smoking areas
  • Employees may not report for work smelling of smoke or strong scents used to mask smoke
  • Employees may not leave the property or go to their vehicles during breaks to smoke    
Third Hand Smoke:

  • Thirdhand smoke is the scent left behind — the harmful toxins that remain in places that people have smoked previously
  • The smell can be on the seats of a car or in a child's hair after a caregiver smokes near them
  • Children exposed are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Smell=poison
  • There are different chemicals in thirdhand smoke than first or secondhand smoke (nitrous acid created by chemical reaction) 
Gold Standard for Childcare Center Tobacco Policy for Employees:

  • All child care workers have health insurance that covers tobacco cessation 
  • All centers provide work site cessation support for employees who want to stop smoking
  • No child will be exposed to second or thirdhand smoke while in child care
Helpful Resources:

For more information about smoke-free and scent-free child care, call 859-288-2457.

 




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Change in services: Effective May 20, 2014, we are able to provide childhood vaccinations (must live in Fayette County, be 18 years or younger and be uninsured or underinsured). Limited appointments are available daily Monday-Friday, and appointments can be made up to a week in advance by calling the Public Health Clinic at (859) 288-2483.

Our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike is no longer able to see patients for the following programs: adult immunizations/physicals and breast/cervical cancer.

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