Webinar: Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Impact on the Latino Community & Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing
Presenter: Yaneth Rodriguez, MPH – University of Southern California Tobacco Center for Regulatory Sciences, Community Data Collection Manager
Secondhand and thirdhand smoke are a significant public health concern and driver of smoke-free policies. Secondhand smoke is inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others and increases the risk for many diseases. When nonsmokers are exposed to tobacco smoke, their risk of lung cancer is increased by about 20%. Thirdhand smoke leaves chemical residue on surfaces where smoking has occurred and can continue long after the smoke has left the environment. This presentation will review the impact of secondhand and thirdhand smoke can have on the Latino community. This presentation will also explain how smoke-free multi-unit housing policies can protect tenants.