AAGLA has partnered with UCLA Center for Health Policy Research to help landlords and renters work together in implementing voluntary smokefree apartment policies.
Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard causing more than 41,000 deaths per year. It can cause or make worse a wide range of damaging health effects in children and adults, including lung cancer, heart disease, respiratory infections and asthma. It can drift through air vents, windows and doors, affecting everyone within an apartment building
There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Secondhand smoke contains hundreds of chemicals known to be toxic or carcinogenic, including formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, arsenic ammonia and cyanide.
Secondhand smoke can cause heart attacks; even brief exposure can trigger a heart attack.
Smokefree Apartments Los Angeles is a citywide partnership funded by the CDC. You can learn more about this initiative by visiting: smokefreeaptsla.org