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Preview the new Breathe Free Booklet!The secondhand smoke booklet developed by NAAAPI entitled "Let's Help Our Children to Breathe Free" is in publication. Funding for the initial development of the Breathe Free booklet came from the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) as part of its IMPACT grants to ethnic and racial networks. Subsequent funding for focus group testing and booklet revisions came from a Priority Populations grant from the American Legacy Foundation.

The Breathe Free booklet is a community competent approach to secondhand smoke in the African American community. An earlier version of this booklet was put through extensive focus testing and expert review. Its major message is that adults should never smoke indoors and should never expose children to the dangers of secondhand smoke. The Breathe Free booklet is complementary to other secondhand smoke materials (including "Not in Mama's Kitchen"), and is supported by a series of radio public service announcements that have been used in African American communities around the nation.

The website to support this booklet is under development and can be found at or

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Funding for the creation of the Breathe Free booklet was provided by the Office on Smoking & Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Legacy Foundation.
Written & Edited by Charyn D. Sutton ~ Designed by Chaplin Graphiks ~ Ilustrations by Cal Massey
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