Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke

Even when you think you’re protecting yourself from secondhand smoke, you can be affected in many different ways. Smoke can travel into workplaces, public areas, dining areas and multi-unit housing by traveling through ventilation systems, as well as open windows and doors.

effects of second hand smoke
Secondhand smoke can be as harmful as actually smoking a cigarette. Learn more about its impacts on health.

protect your home
There are steps you can take if secondhand smoke is entering your home.

protect your kids
Secondhand smoke exposure can lead to a number of serious health issues for children.

public places
Learn about the public places where smoking is prohibited.

Smoke-free policies lead to a healthier workforce.

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  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General, (2006).