Reducing exposure to secondhand smoke through promotion of voluntary policies throughout Maine.
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The home environment continues to be a leading cause of exposure to secondhand smoke, especially for children. Up to 65% of air moves between units in multi-unit buildings. This includes secondhand smoke toxins if smoking is allowed in a building. Creating smoke-free multi-unit housing policies is a win-win situation for landlords and tenants as it reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, reduces property damage and fire risks, and reduces unit turnover costs.