Smokefree DC is a citizen-based group whose goal is to promote smokefree environments in Washington, DC.

New study: Most kids in apartments are exposed to smoke, even if they don't live with smokers

Children who live in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke even if they live with non-smokers, according to a new study from the University of Rochester Medical Center. Researchers found that an astounding 84 percent of kids who lived in apartments had been exposed to tobacco smoke.

Amazingly, 70 percent of children in detached housing had  been exposed to secondhand smoke.

It’s worth noting that the carcinogens and other chemicals in secondhand smoke are especially harmful to children.

It’s yet another reason to make apartwhole apartment buildings and condos smokefree.

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