News Report: Third-hand smoke a danger to babies, toddlers
Smoke Free Living by California Clean Air's Project
What are the health effects of exposure to Secondhand Smoke?
Each year in California, secondhand tobacco smoke is linked to:
- 400 additional lung cancer deaths a year in nonsmokers
- 3,600 deadly heart attacks and
- 31,000 asthma attacks in children.
- State scientists also concluded for the first time that Secondhand Smoke can increase the risk of breast cancer in pre-menopausal women (women under the age of 50) by 68%.
Over eighty-four percent of California adults do not smoke. Most Californians are aware of the health hazards of secondhand smoke and wish to be protected from it. Smoke-free apartments and condominiums are less costly to maintain and may be cheaper to insure. For more information for landlords and tenants, keep reading!
Dealing with Secondhand Smoke at Home: Helping communities and individuals better understand options for dealing with unwanted secondhand smoke exposure in the home.
How Landlords can provide smokefree living in rental units: Landlords and property managers can protect tenants from exposure to secondhand smoke...
Tenants Suffering from Drifting Secondhand Smoke: If tobacco smoke drifts into your apartment from a neighboring unit, causing you illness or discomfort...
Landlord Resource! Rental Lease Addendum: Addendum for Smoke Free Areas
Additional Resources: More benefits to smoke free living!
Press Release: Sutter Hill Apartments Go Smoke-Free!
New England Journal of Medicine: June 17, 2010 Journal Article
Questions? Email Tobacco Reduction of Amador County (TRAC) Staff:
Email your questions or comments to: PublicHealth@amadorgov.org
Please also feel free to contact the TRAC office at (209) 223-6638.