Month: April 2019

Quitting is Hard, But it’s Worth It.

Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to deliver their babies early or with low birth weight, even if they are full term. Babies whose mothers smoke during pregnancy or who are exposed to secondhand smoke after birth are also more likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The Philadelphia Department of […]

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing: A Bottom Line Success Story

As the 2006 Surgeon General’s report described, there is no safe level of secondhand smoke, especially indoors where people spend up to 90% of their time.  Secondhand smoke contains harmful chemicals and increases the risk of heart disease in exposed non-smokers by 20-30%.  In multi-unit housing, secondhand smoke can travel through hallways, ventilation systems, fixtures […]