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How Does Secondhand Smoke Enter An Apartment?

How Does Secondhand Smoke Enter An Apartment?

Secondhand smoke can come into your apartment in multiple ways. Secondhand smoke does not respect boundaries, seeping through light fixtures, wall electric outlets, ceiling crawl spaces, and doorways into all areas of a building with smokers.  Secondhand smoke cannot be controlled by ventilation, air cleaning, or the separation of smokers from nonsmokers.  The U.S. Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke and that eliminating smoking in indoor spaces is the only way to fully protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure.

Read more about the Smoke-free Homes Program at www.epa.gov/smokefree

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