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CDC’s 2017 campaign shows effects of secondhand smoke

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
CDC’s 2017 campaign shows effects of secondhand smoke

Two years ago, exposure to secondhand smoke at work triggered a life-threatening asthma attack that left 16-year-old Jamason hospitalized for four days.

“I didn’t know what was happening. I didn’t know why I wasn’t able to breathe,” said Jamason, now 18. “I didn’t know anything. I just knew that I couldn’t breathe.”

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Majority of LA rental units remain unprotected from secondhand smoke despite HUD ruling

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

smokefreelogoRenters living in approximately 780,000 privately owned rental units remain unprotected from secondhand smoke in the city of Los Angeles, despite the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcement that public housing developments in the U.S. will be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents.

“This is terrific news,” said Peggy Toy, … [ Read full post ]

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Tenants on front line in battle against secondhand smoke

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

 

First came the feeling of irritation to her throat, nose and eyes.  Then came the nausea, dizziness and headaches. Carolina Lopez, a resident of a Mid-City apartment building in Central Los Angeles, had a new neighbor and a new problem: secondhand smoke.

Lopez, who is allergic to smoke, asked the neighbor to stop smoking … [ Read full post ]

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