Why is secondhand smoke dangerous?

Secondhand smoke contains all the 4,000 toxic chemicals found in cigarettes and is actually more dangerous than the smoke inhaled with a cigarette since there is no filter available for secondhand smoke.

In 2006, the California EPA Air Resources Board classified secondhand smoke as a toxic air contaminant with no known safe level of exposure, even in outdoor settings.

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1. Why is secondhand smoke dangerous?
2. Why is secondhand smoke in apartments such a health hazard?
3. How are smoke-free units more cost-effective?
4. How do smoke-free buildings reduce management stress and tenant dissension?
5. Is it legal to prohibit smoking in private units? Can a manager face a lawsuit from an angry tenant who still wants to smoke in his unit?