Despite strong scientific evidence and known cases of individuals dying from diseases due to secondhand smoke exposure, many alcohol and drug treatment
providers still question whether they should seek to prevent second hand smoke exposure in their alcohol and drug treatment facilities. In 2006, the California Air Resources Board
(CARB) officially declared tobacco smoke a Toxic Air Contaminant! In addition, that same year, the United States Surgeon General issued a landmark report concluding that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Second-hand smoke is a combination of poisonous gases, liquids and breathable particles that are harmful to your health. A non-smoker breathing second-hand smoke can be exposed to 4,000 different chemicals, 60 of which are carcinogenic. Second-hand smoke has twice as much nicotine and tar as the smoke that smokers inhale. It also has five times the carbon monoxide which decreases the amount of oxygen in your blood.
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Tarzana Treatment Centers
is dedicated to educating tobacco smokers and assisting in smoking cessation programs. Along with in-house programs and policies for patients and staff, we develop projects
aimed at assisting other alcohol and drug treatment centers and primary care clinics to develop their own.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County and Orange County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley, and in Santa Ana.