Dear Editor:

In regard to the public health progress taking place in many of California cities and counties becoming smoke-free in their public housing, it seems more and more California tenants are requesting smoke-free multi-unit public housing. Smoke-free multi-unit housing is being valued as an amenity, a cost savings benefit and a safer place to live.

When it comes to secondhand smoke, there is no known safe level of exposure to this toxic contaminant. The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that breathing even small amounts of secondhand smoke poses a health risk to your health. Secondhand smoke is a known Class A human carcinogen and has been identified as such by the California Air Resources Board. Secondhand smoke travels from one apartment to another.

All multi-unit housing in Tehama County should be smoke-free. Humans were not meant to live and breathe in cigarette smoke.


Ivis Rubalcaba

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