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!
California Clean Air Project: https://www.etr.org/ccap/
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) 223-6407.