| There are many benefits to implementing smoke-free housing policies: |
- Smoke-free policies can save money. Tobacco smoke causes a tremendous amount of damage to the inside of an apartment. The cost of rehabilitating a smoke-free unit can be up to seven times less than that of a smoking unit.1
- Smoke-free policies protects the health of tenants and employees.
- Renters prefer smoke-free housing. According to a survey of Douglas County residents, more than 70% of renters are likely to choose non-smoking housing over a similar option that allows smoking.2
- Smoke-free policies reduce the risk of smoking-related fires.
Resources for Property Owners and Public Housing Authorities
Brochure: Smoke-Free Policies for Multiunit Housing
Benefits of Smoke-Free Policies
How to Implement a Smoke-Free Policy
Legality of Smoke-Free Policies
Smoke-Free Housing Decal or Stickers
Smoke-Free Housing Door Hangers
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to order decals, stickers or door hangers.
National Apartment Association Clearing the Air Article
U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Smoke-Free Housing Notice
1Smoke-Free Housing New England, 2009
22005 MSR Group survey of Douglas County residents
|For more information, contact:|
E-mail: SmokeFree Info