The new “Mil Gracias for Not Smoking Indoors!” campaign from UT Health San Antonio helps people share gratitude for smokers who respect others’ air by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.
You can take 3 big actions:
1. Email a “thank you” message to smokers who protect others by not smoking indoors.
3. Share the need to reduce secondhand smoke exposure in multifamily dwellings.
Through #MilGraciasForNotSmoking, we can reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, reduce risk for related disease and severe COVID-19 cases, and reduce health care costs and hospitalizations!
Share with decision-makers about the many harms of secondhand smoke, which has killed millions, contains over 7,000 chemicals, and is linked to cancer, heart disease, asthma, and respiratory infections in children and adults.
Without a smoke-free policy in multifamily dwellings, neighbors have no choice about secondhand smoke exposure, which can travel via stairwells, HVAC systems, and wall openings, and spread various illnesses.
Reducing secondhand smoke is key to help flatten the COVID-19 curve in San Antonio and beyond. A rising wave of scientists, epidemiologists, clinicians, and others believe that airborne spread of COVID-19 is real and dangerous.
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