The coalition is also urging landlords and management companies who operate multi-family housing units to incorporate more smoke-free options.
Smoking in apartments or condominiums can affect more than just the smoker. Dwellings with shared walls also share space, and second-hand smoke knows no boundaries. More than 85 percent of the smoke from a cigarette is not inhaled by the smoker; it becomes second-hand smoke.
“Second-hand smoke can leak around outlets and pipes, easily escaping into adjacent units and common areas, affecting neighboring residents,” according to a press release from the Santa Rosa County Department of Health.
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