National City residents are learning what they can do if they are having a problem with someone who smokes in their apartment building.

The American Lung Association and the Tobacco Free Communities Coalition hosted a public forum on secondhand smoke in apartments.

Event organizers said tenants have options if their neighbors' smoke is affecting their health.

They suggested talking to the neighbor or the neighbor's landlord, or contacting city officials, which may lead to the creation of new anti-smoking laws.