Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network Recognized as a Smoke-free Campus by Tobacco Free Broome


BINGHAMTON, NY - The Executive Director of Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network, Sharon Chesna, signed a policy declaring the campus to be smoke-free, meaning no smoking within 50 feet of entryways.

Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network strives to make positive changes in health outcomes for women, infants, and families. The new smoke-free policy is a great addition to the mission of Mothers and Babies. Their mission is to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes and support the health and development of individuals and families.
In 2006, the Surgeon General stated, “The scientific evidence indicates that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.  Secondhand smoke contains more than 50 carcinogens and can cause premature death and disease in children and in adults who do not smoke.”
Enforcing a smoke-free zone within 50 feet of the entryways will help protect the clients of Mothers and Babies from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke, inadvertently, protecting them from harm.
For more information on establishing smoke-free policies or on quitting, visit You many also call the Broome County Health Department at 607.778.2878.
Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga is funded by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control. The goal of the TCP is to increase the capacity of Bureau funded partners to change tobacco policies and social norms. Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga is dedicated to building healthier communities through tobacco-free living and subscribe to the recommended CDC Conceptual Framework and Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs guidelines.                   


11/04/2009 - 11:58am