Smoke Is Smoke

Smoke Is Smoke

Aug 24, 2022 6:00 pm

Learn how even brief exposure can be dangerous to your health – potentially causing lung cancer even in nonsmokers and increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke and chronic lung problems.

From Aug 24, 2022 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Secondhand Exposure to Tobacco and Cannabis in Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County’s Tobacco Prevention and Cannabis Education program coordinator speaks to the health-related dangers of secondhand smoke – classified as a toxic air contaminant. Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, at least 70 of which are cancer-causing.

Due to ongoing Department of Public Health regulations, masks are required while inside the hospital, and all visitors will be screened at the entrance.


Renata Valladares
Renata Valladares

Renata Valladares is the Program Coordinator of Tobacco Prevention and Cannabis Education for Santa Barbara County. She worked in rural development in Latin America for 15 years before joining the county’s Public Health Department in 2020. She earned an M.S. in Global Health from Northwestern University and B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Held at Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is Lompoc's hospital and the centerpiece of Lompoc's healthcare. We are dedicated to creating the best experience possible for our patients. Located at 1515 East Ocean Ave the 115,500-square-foot facility houses a 6-bed intensive care unit, a 6-bed perinatal department, and 48 general acute care beds.