This infographic summarizes California laws that prohibit
or restrict smoking within indoor and outdoor spaces. The infographic reflects
changes to state law effective June 9, 2016.
This document provides clarification on the Clean Indoor
Air law and provides answers to questions that may arise to make employers and
employees aware of the changes to California law (updated 9/27/16).
Smoke Can Travel Through Walls 2012
Many multi-unit housing residents are still exposed to
drifting secondhand smoke. This page on the California Tobacco Control Program's
TobaccoFreeCA website discusses how this is a problem for landlords and tenants,
and how it can be solved with a smoke-free housing policy.
Multi-Unit Housing Secondhand Smoke Video, 2014
This video on the California Tobacco Control Program's
TobaccoFreeCA website shows smoke from a neighboring apartment can enter through
the ventilation system, through cracks in the walls, and even through
floorboards and light fixtures.
If These Walls Could Cough 2016
Thirdhand smoke is the residue from tobacco smoke that
collects on surfaces and becomes a source for long-term exposure to harmful
pollutants. This page on the California Tobacco Control Program's TobaccoFreeCA
website provides information on the importance of protecting yourself and your
family from thirdhand smoke by keeping the places that we live, work, and play