Smoke-free Housing for Renters


There is no safe level of secondhand smoke.
Living in a building where smoking indoors is allowed increases your risk of heart attacks, stroke, lung cancer and early death. Babies who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to die from SIDS (crib death), and children who are exposed to secondhand smoke suffer from increased risk of asthma attacks and infections caused by tobacco smoke, including bronchitis, pneumonia and ear infections.


35 to 65 percent of the air in your unit is shared from other units and common areas such as halls and stairs.
When you inhale cigarette smoke – either directly or secondhand – you are inhaling more than 7,000 chemicals: hundreds of these are hazardous, and at least 69 are known to cause cancer. No air ventilation system or air purifier can remove all of the toxins found in cigarette smoke, so you’re breathing in what your neighbors are breathing out.

If you're searching for an apartment, ask for smoke-free. Smoke-free properties do not allow smoking in any indoor spaces, including common areas or individual units. Living smoke-free means you’re living healthier and breathing easier. What’s not to love?