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Health & wellness

Nearly 1 million in Mass. exposed to secondhand smoke from neighbors

Nearly 1 million Massachusetts residents who don’t smoke and live in apartments or attached houses are exposed regularly to cigarette smoke from their neighbors’ homes, according to a report released Friday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nationally, about 45 percent of apartment dwellers — or 29 million Americans — are exposed to health risks from second-hand tobacco smoke, even though they enforce smoke-free rules in their own apartments.

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