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New York City residents calling for smoking ban in apartments

Recently, a ban has swept across New York City, preventing smokers from lighting up everywhere from restaurants to public parks. However, the New York Post reports that more people are pushing for more limits for cigarette users: in apartment buildings.

More residents in the Big Apple, specifically those who live in condominiums, are suffering from second-hand smoke as a result of their neighbors. The chemicals from second-hand smoke can be just as dangerous to individuals as they are to smokers, increasing the risk of health complications, such as cancer.

"Smoking in residential buildings is the hottest, newest issue now," real estate attorney Adam Leitman Bailey told the news source, citing a number of complaints from apartment residents.

Individuals who want to breathe easier may want to utilize an air purifier. A HEPA filter can eliminate toxins from the atmosphere, which is beneficial to those who already suffer from respiratory ailments.

The IQAir GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier has a HyperHEPA filter that can remove ultrafine particles from up to 900 square feet of space. It is specifically designed to eliminate chemicals from second-hand smoke that can be irritating to the lungs.