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Between January and February 2008, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon commissioned BC Stats to conduct a survey of 1,000 British Columbians living in apartments and condominiums about their experiences with second-hand smoke.
The survey found that while most British Columbians are protected from exposure to second-hand smoke at work and in public places, more than 200,000 residents of apartments and condominiums are being exposed to unwanted smoke infiltrating their homes. This is an alarming trend given that the majority of British Columbians (85 per cent) are non-smokers and that multi-unit households make up 38 per cent of all residences in BC.