Secondhand Smoke And Housing
Cigarette smoke can seep into your home, and harm you and your family even if you keep your household tobacco-free.
Secondhand smoke continues to be the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States and protecting your family and property from exposure can be more difficult than you think – especially for those living in multi-unit housing like apartments or condos.1
Up to 65% of the air in multi-unit complexes is re-circulated between units.2 Meaning you, your children and even the family pet can be breathing in the smoke leftover from your neighbor’s last cigarette.
If you are being exposed to tobacco smoke from a neighboring unit in your building there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
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