Sign this Letter to Acknowledge the Harms of Secondhand Smoke and a Smoke-Free Indoor Environment!
This letter, created by UT Health San Antonio's "Mil Gracias for Not Smoking Indoors" campaign, shares the dangers of secondhand smoke, which has killed millions and is linked to cancer, heart disease, and more, with decision-makers who can share this information with the public.
I agree with the science that proves secondhand smoke exposure is harmful:
Many cities have made great progress in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke. In San Antonio, smoking is not allowed inside restaurants, bars, parks, and public housing.
But more could be done.
Providing education on secondhand smoke and resources for quitting smoking can improve people's health by decrease their susceptibility to COVID-19.
Reducing smoking, vaping, and exposure to secondhand smoke can help flatten the COVID-19 curve.
A rising wave of scientists, epidemiologists, clinicians, and other experts believe that airborne spread of COVID-19 is both real and dangerous.
This has the potential to make secondhand smoke even more harmful, especially in indoor spaces like apartments and other multifamily dwellings where neighbors have no choice about the air they share.
Sincerely, A Concerned Citizen
Thank you for speaking up for clean air indoors!
You can take more action now at UT Health San Antonio's "Mil Gracias for Not Smoking Indoors" campaign website:
Share the benefits of reducing secondhand smoke exposure in multifamily dwellings.
Share quit-smoking education and resources.