Tobacco 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. Good tobacco-free policies:
- Protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
- Reduce costs for healthcare, employers and facility maintenance.
- Reduce smoking among young adults.
- Reduce waste and create a cleaner environment.