Smoking is more than just an issue of health for smokers; it’s a health issue for all Arizonans.
Increased risk of having lung cancer, heart disease, and asthma are just some of the health effects of secondhand smoke. Children are the most at risk. Babies who come into contact with secondhand smoke suffer from an increase in respiratory disease, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
In response to these serious health concerns, we are working with community leaders across the state to increase awareness and support for stronger public policy related to secondhand smoke. This effort includes eliminating unnecessary exposure to secondhand smoke in places such as apartments, college residences, and other forms of public housing.