Moving into an apartment, dormitory, condo or other multi-unit housing this summer? Look for housing that provides a totally smoke-free living environment for all their tenants.
Why? Second-hand smoke travels into adjoining units through lighting fixtures, cracks in walls, space around plumbing, under doors, through shared ventilation, and permeates building materials.
More than 3 million children aged 6 and under are exposed to second-hand smoke in the home. According to the US Surgeon General’s 2010 Report, there is no known safe level of exposure to Second-hand smoke.
Smoking tobacco is hazardous to your health. Second-hand smoke also compromises the health of everyone in the home. Inhaling smoke, second-hand increases the likelihood of developing ear infections, asthma symptoms, pneumonia, bronchitis, lung cancer in children as well as increased lung cancer risk in adults; and it doubles the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
Clean indoor air is vital to good health. Providing smoke-free living for you and your family is an important part of the proactive, wellness lifestyle.
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