Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Second Hand Smoke

Second Hand Smoke and Apartments, Condos and townhouses: What You Can Do About It, California Department of Health Services.
Second hand smoke can be deadly.  This pamphlet estimates 53,000 American deaths annually and 4,700 in California.  The chemicals from cigarettes can kill, and they can linger for a long time.  It is much worse if there is a smoker in the home, with the gases locked inside.  However in close living quarters the smoke can come from outside the home.  This pamphlet suggests talking to smokers, having  non smoking apartments, No Smoking in common areas such as laundries and recreation areas, and effecting repairs to keep smoke out.

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