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How to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Only so much you can: Do on this front. In your home, you can require people not to smoke indoors, or at worst, have a designated smoking room that you equip with a "smoke-eater." if you live in an apartment building, you may be getting second-hand smoke through your walls, floors, ceiling and vents. In some areas there are now laws requiring apt bldgs be smoke-free indoors. Clean exposed walls, fabrics, clothing.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes, stay away: From people who smoke. Don't allow family members or other guests to smoke in your home. If you live in an apartment, tell landlord that smoke from other apartments can and does travel and has impact on you. Some apt. Bldgs now are smoke-free. If you are in setting where smoking has taken place, clean all the surfaces, including furniture, coverings etc. Thoroughly to wipe off residual smoke.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Need tips to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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There is no magic: Formula. If you live with people who smoke, request that they smoke outside, or that there be a "smoking room" which is equipped with a good smoke-eater (one that vents outside). If you are living where there used to be smokers, cleaning down the walls and surfaces, cleaning the upholstery etc will help. If you live in an apt bldg, talk to the landlord about making bldg smoke-free.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I reduce this second hand smoke?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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WHAT 2nd hand smoke?: Don't know what you mean by "this." easiest answer is don't hang around in the same places as smokers. If it is your house, don't allow smoking. If you can't achieve that, keep doors closed and stay in separate rooms. There are commercially available "smoke-eaters" which vary in effectiveness in removing smoke - they are similar to air conditioners, and must usually be vented.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is second hand smoke harmful?

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Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes : This has been shown in many studies and thus it is important to avoid exposure to second hand smoke.

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