Secondhand smoke is a health risk for everyone — you, your coworkers, and your loved ones. Exposure to secondhand smoke occurs in the workplace and public places such as restaurants and bars. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemical compounds, more than 60 of which are known to cause lung and other cancers. Many of these chemicals have also been proven to cause emphysema, premature death, and heart disease — even among nonsmokers. In adults, secondhand smoke exposure causes approximately 50,000 deaths each year.
You can help bring awareness to this issue in your community and help promote the principle that everyone has the right to breathe clean air. The only way to fully protect anyone from secondhand smoke exposure is to completely eliminate smoking in indoor spaces.
Please use this site to learn how to protect your right to breathe clean air and how to educate others about their rights as well.