Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure Is High in Multiunit Housing

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Much has been written recently about the danger of secondhand smoke. Laws have been passed to limit that exposure in offices, transportation centers, and public areas. But what about apartment buildings, condos, public housing, and other types of multiunit housing? A colorful infographic details statistics about secondhand smoke exposure in such housing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members develop a PSA on the dangers of secondhand smoke in multiunit housing
  • Enlarge the infographic and post in the classroom
  • Have groups investigate the state and local smoking regulations in multiunit housing buildings in their attendance area
  • Have other groups research what can be done to limit the exposure to secondhand smoke in individual units
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider the impact on class members who may live in multiunit housing
Pros

  • Statistics underscore the need for regulation
Cons

  • Offers no suggestions for how to deal with secondhand smoke in such housing