It’s time for L.A. to follow Santa Monica’s lead in regulating tobacco in apartment buildings

May 9, 2016
Steve Schulman, 56, smokes a cigarette in his hotel room at the Palm Tree Inn in North Hills in November of 2009.
Steve Schulman, 56, smokes a cigarette in his hotel room at the Palm Tree Inn in North Hills in November of 2009.
Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study released in April found that policies to prevent smoking are not in place for most market-rate, multi-unit housing complexes in Los Angeles. As Michael K. Ong of the L.A. Times observes, second hand smoke exposure can result in serious health risks including cardiovascular diseases and asthma.

Source: It’s time for L.A. to follow Santa Monica’s lead in regulating tobacco in apartment buildings LA Times, 9 May 2016

Additional coverage about secondhand smoke in LA apartments:

Ban Smoking in Apartments San Fernando Sun, 30 June 2016