Division of Waste Management
Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or second-hand smoke includes both smoke that is exhaled by a smoker and smoke that comes directly off the end of a cigarette as it burns.
Questions may be addressed to Justin Otto of the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality at 701-328-5166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental tobacco smoke contains numerous chemicals, many of which are poisons and known carcinogens. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifies ETS as a Group A carcinogen, a rating reserved for substances proven to cause cancer in humans. In addition, ETS affects other health conditions such as asthma. In fact, ETS not only stimulates asthma attacks in people with asthma, but also may cause the development of asthma in nonasthmatics.
To reduce exposure to ETS:
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