Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Secondhand smoke causes cancer, heart disease, strokes, asthma and other diseases. There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Reducing tobacco use and exposure promotes health and quality of life. Comprehensive tobacco-free policies:
- Protect everyone from exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Reduce costs for healthcare, employers and facility maintenance.
- Reduce smoking initiation among young adults.
- Reduce waste and create a cleaner environment.