Everyone should have the opportunity to breathe clean air at home. This applies to people who live in apartments and condominiums, too. Up to 65 percent of air in a multi-unit building is shared air, so if your neighbor smokes, you are breathing their secondhand smoke.
Fortunately, smoke-free housing is becoming increasingly popular among property managers, condo boards, and residents alike. Smoke-free housing is legal and easy to implement, can save thousands of dollars in turnover costs, and can improve residents’ health.
Respiratory Health Association has developed a toolkit for people interested in making their property smoke-free. We can also provide free technical assistance to management, give presentations on smoke-free living to residents, and connect residents trying to quit with cessation resources.
- Download our smoke-free housing toolkit– also in Spanish
- Search for smoke-free properties
- Learn how to make your building smoke-free as a renter
- Learn about the benefits of smoke-free housing for property managers and owners
- Read about smoke-free housing in the news