Smoke-free Multi-Unit Housing – Why It's Important
Secondhand smoke is a significant cause of disease and premature death. A recognized cause of lung cancer, secondhand smoke is also associated with heart disease and respiratory problems in nonsmoking adults. Children are especially vulnerable to the health effects of secondhand smoke given their developing bodies and lungs. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory infections, asthma, and ear infections.
Multi-unit housing residents at risk
Secondhand smoke in multi-unit dwellings cannot be contained. Cleaning the air and ventilating buildings does not eliminate secondhand smoke. Air movement from one unit to another in multi-unit dwellings is significant. In some case, up to 65% of air is shared between units. Eliminating indoor smoking is the only way to protect individuals from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke.
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Last modified on 09/22/2021