Everyone deserves to breathe smoke-free air, especially in the places they live. For people who live in multi-family housing properties, such as apartment buildings and condominiums, choosing to have a smoke-free home may not be enough to protect them from the harms of secondhand smoke exposure.
If you are a tenant or work on a multi-family housing property and would like to learn more about going smoke-free, contact us, or keep scrolling for more information and resources.
Please assist us our coalition to better understand the attitudes and beliefs of Marion County residents toward smoke-free housing. Click here to answer a quick 10-12 question survey. Sample questions and a QR code to access the survey are also shown below:
Looking for smoke free housing in Marion county? Check out our map of reported smoke-free housing options below:
Residents who choose to make their units smoke-free may still be exposed to secondhand smoke that migrates into their unit from other units, common areas, cracks in walls, doors, and ventilation systems, potentially impacting their health. Secondhand smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, including more than 70 that cause cancer. A building or property wide smoke-free policy is crucial to protecting residents from secondhand smoke’s harmful effects. See below for further resources tenants can use:
Smoke-free multi-family housing isn’t only about improving tenants’ health, it’s also about saving owners’ money. Tenants are protected from preventable disease including lung cancer, stroke, and coronary heart disease. These policies benefit property managers and owners by lowering fire risks, insurance rates, and unit turnover costs. Learn more by visiting the American Lung Association’s smoke-free housing web page or by downloading some of the resources below: