Secondhand smoke is the smoke given off by the burning end of tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) and the smoke exhaled by the smoker. There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. Any exposure to tobacco smoke - even an occasional cigarette or exposure to secondhand smoke - is harmful.
Secondhand smoke can cause many serious health problems, Including:
If you share a building:
No level of secondhand smoke exposure is safe. The only way to keep a multi-unit building 100% free from secondhand smoke is to make the entire building tobacco-free. A tobacco-free poicy can save a facility manager cleaning and maintenance costs and ensure everyone can breathe tobacco-free air in their home.