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California families living in public housing are now protected from secondhand smoke exposure


Last updated 8/10/2018 at 3:27pm

SACRAMENTO – Secondhand smoke is a serious health threat and can linger in rooms and even travel between homes in multi-unit housing. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, and now California residents in public housing are protected by a new smoke-free housing rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“Everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy life, and ensuring homes are free from the risks of secondhand smoke is a critical step for the health of residents,” Lindsey Freitas, senior director of Advocacy for the American Lung Associati...

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