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Smoke Free Arizona
Arizona Department of Health Services
Secondhand Smoke

Smoking is more than just an issue of health for smokers; it’s a health issue for all Arizonans.
The American Lung Association says secondhand smoke has more than 4,000 chemicals – 200 are poisons and at least 40 cause cancer. While the Smoke-Free Arizona Act is a good start, Tobacco Free Arizona believes we can do more as a community to further limit unnecessary exposure to secondhand smoke.

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.