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Secondhand smoke infiltration in multiunit housing: Health effects and nicotine levels

vaping Approximately 46% of U.S. multiunit housing residents with smoke-free home rules, 29 million persons, experience secondhand smoke infiltration in their apartments. Federal health authorities warn that secondhand smoke exposure in multiunit housing is detrimental to the health of children and nonsmoking adults. However, none of the 50 U.S. States bans smoking in privately-owned multiunit housing, and less than 0.1% of the 91,000 U.S. municipalities do. Read the full abstract: Here...
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State of the Air

For 24 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the State of the Air. The more you learn about the air you breathe here in Arizona, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make our air cleaner and healthier. What's the state of your air? Read the report for Arizona Highlights by clicking Select Location.

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FDA’s Graphic Cigarette Warnings Show and Tell the Deadly Truth About Smoking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By issuing a final rule requiring large, graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today has taken a critical and long-overdue step forward in the nation’s battle against tobacco use – the number one cause of preventable death. The new warnings show and tell the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and will promote greater public understanding of the many ways in which smoking harms the human body. Read the full article here:
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