Breathing easier is possible, and 100% smokefree air is the most effective way to reduce exposure to toxic secondhand smoke and e-cigarette aerosol.
While most people know that smoking cigarettes causes cancer, secondhand smoke (SHS) can, too. Just minutes after exposure to SHS, a person’s cardiovascular system is put under stress and damaged. That’s hearts, blood, blood vessels, that all have to work harder, just from the air that’s breathed.
Who’s most at risk?
At Risk People
Hospitality workers are the largest job-force sector that remain exposed to secondhand smoke. This includes thousands of bar and casino workers in Missouri.
At Risk Places
In addition to smokefree communities, policies are now being considered at colleges, multi-unit housing and outdoor spaces.