Breathe California maintains the local Secondhand Smoke Helpline (408) 999-0500 to help people who are affected by secondhand smoke.


Those with questions, complaints or other issues regarding secondhand smoke are encouraged to call the helpline to learn what they can do to safeguard health. This includes local community members who have concerns about their own exposure or the exposure of others experiencing unwanted secondhand smoke, in local businesses and in non-smoking areas in the community.


What does the Secondhand Smoke Helpline Provide?

The secondhand smoke helpline will assist callers in finding solutions to a problem posed by a secondhand smoking.

By calling the helpline, callers can receive:

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  • Information about laws and personal rights regarding secondhand smoke
  • An avenue to anonymously place complaints about secondhand smoke
  • Free consultation and advocacy on the caller’s behalf
  • Informational flyers, brochures and materials about secondhand smoke and no smoking signs


If there is no answer you may leave a message on the answering machine and a helpline staff will return your call during normal office hours of Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.