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Tobacco Smoke

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) or secondhand smoke is involuntary or passive smoking.

The Facts

ETS is secondhand smoke, and can be dangerous for those who are creating the smoke, as well as others exposed to it.


ETS is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar, and the smoke exhaled by smokers.


  • Secondhand smoke can trigger asthma episodes and increase the severity of attacks
  • Secondhand smoke is linked to other health problems, including lung cancer, ear infections and other chronic respiratory illnesses, such as bronchitis and pneumonia

Actions You Can Take

There are many resources to help smokers kick the habit. Visit to find more information about how to quit smoking.


Contact GHHI to see how you can keep your home safe from tobacco smoke.