Secondhand Smoke and Aerosol Infographics
The U.S. Surgeon General concluded that aerosol from e-cigarettes can contain harmful substances.
- More than 4 in 5 U.S. adults oppose e-cigarette use in indoor public places.
E-cigarette use in public places can:
- Expose bystanders to secondhand aerosol
- Make enforcement of smokefree policies challenging
- Influence the acceptability of tobacco use
Secondhand smoke can infiltrate into other units through hallways and stairwells. Don’t be shy when it comes to your health. Talk to your building manager about making your apartment smokefree.
Secondhand smoke and the harmful chemicals in it are known causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS, ear infections, and asthma attacks in infants and children. They are also known causes of HEART DISEASE, stroke, and lung cancer in adult nonsmokers.
Higher Exposure Rate By Age
- 3-11 years: 41%
- 12-19 years: 34%
- 20 years and older: 21%
Higher Exposure Rate By Race
- White Americans: 22%
- Black: 47%
- Mexican American: 24%
Higher Exposure Rate By Poverty Level
- Below the poverty level: 43%
- At the poverty level: 21%
Higher Exposure Rate By Home Ownership
- Own their home: 19%
- Renters: 37%