Second-Hand tobacco & cannabis smoke or vaping aerosols are harmful, especially in apartments or condos including balconies and patios. It is illegal to expose others to smoke or vape aerosols when walls are shared.  Read further...


Tobacco and marijuana smoke, nicotine, and cannabis vapes...

  • emit toxic fumes that damage our lungs and immune system;
  • create fire hazards endangering the health and safety of those living in our homes as well as our neighbors; especially those who share our walls and patio air space; and... 
  • create fire safety issues for those sharing your unit as well as your neighbors. 

Other Facts 

  • A marijuana joint's PM2.5 emission rate has been measured at 3.5 times that of smoke from a Marlboro cigarette.
  • Cannabis smoke can drift in the air and contain THC and toxins.
  • Outdoor smoking of cannabis can be a source of potential exposure to children and non-users.
  • All electronic cannabis vaping devices produce secondhand aerosol emissions with toxins even in the outdoors.
  • Cannabis vape emissions from exhaled vape aerosol have been shown to pollute the air as much as a cigarette and lingered longer than cigarette smoke emissions. 
  • Secondhand marijuana smoke contains many of the same cancer-causing substances and toxic chemicals as secondhand tobacco smoke. Some of the known carcinogens or toxins present in marijuana smoke include acetaldehyde, ammonia arsenic, benzene, cadmium, chromium, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide, isoprene, lead, mercury, nickel, and quinoline.
  • Cannabis vaping can result in respiratory disease and death (EVALI).
  • Outdoor smoking can be a source of potential exposure to children and other non-users.
  • References located in the attachments below...... 


The tobacco, vaping, and cannabis industries want you to believe that these products are safe, smell great, make us more trendy and cool, and are good for our health.  Is this marketing actually true, though?


Check out these websites to learn more about what these industries don't want you to know! 


 IASIC (International Association on the Science and Impact of Cannabis); doctors educating on marijuana:


Covid Risk: Tobacco and cannabis smoking and vaping make you (and others exposed to secondhand smoke) more vulnerable to deadly viruses and deplete your immune system while compromising your lungs.  Learn more.


Do you know someone who is struggling with Covid related stress? Here is a great resource: or call 1-833-317-4673.


Can your neighbor's lifestyle affect your breathing space in an apartment or condo including patios, balconies and other shared air spaces? 




Check out these websites!


Tobacco-Free California:

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights:

Truth Initiative: 

 IASIC (International Association on the Science and Impact of Cannabis); doctors educating on marijuana.


Check out resources and videos for smoke-free living in apartments, condos, and townhouses below!


Smoke-Free Policy Implementation and Enforcement Resources and Tools for Tenants, Managers, Owners and Homeowners' Associations 

Links to Smoke-free Living in duplexes, apartments, condos, houseboats and townhouses. 

New Signs are available for property managers - for downloading and taking to your sign shop. These reflect the new state law that pertains to medical and non-medical marijuana as well as e-cigarettes, which may not be used wherever smoking is prohibited. You can order and or download them from this website:

Quitting improves your health immediately!

Ready for your freedom from nicotine in tobacco or e-cigarettes/vapes? For free phone counseling or a text support program at your convenience, contact the California Smoker's Helpline at: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887) or visit: 

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