Reducing Secondhand Smoke

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On Track for a Smoke-Free Santa Ana

  • 53,800 innocent people who do not smoke die every year from exposure to secondhand smoke
    in the U.S., and many more suffer unnecessarily.
  • Secondhand smoke causes approx. 3,400 cases of lung cancer each year in people who do not smoke.
  • Secondhand smoke can make asthma worse - causing more frequent and more severe attacks.
  • Secondhand smoke causes burning eyes, nasal congestion, coughing and wheezing.
  • In the United States, secondhand smoke causes 150,000 to 300,000 cases of bronchitis and pneumonia in infants and young children each year.
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke on a daily basis (at work or at home) increases the risk of heart disease by 25 to 30 percent.

smokefreefairOur Goal is to reduce
Santa Ana residents' exposure
to secondhand smoke

by implementing the following 3 objectives:

Objective 1: Help 10 Multi-Unit Housing complexes (apartments or condos) in Santa Ana adopt and implement written policies requiring all outdoor common areas and at least 50% of their individual units to be designated as smoke-free (including balconies and patios).

Objective 2:Work with the City of Santa Ana to adopt and implement a smoke-free parks policy.

Objective 3:Help 15 restaurants or coffee shops in Santa Ana city limits with outdoor dining areas adopt and implement a voluntary policy that designates the outdoor dining area as smoke-free by banning the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookahs.

For more information on how
to create a smoke-free policy
call America On Track

This project is made possible by funds received from the
California Department of Public Health, under contract #10-10192.