Secondhand smoke can seep into adjoining units and public areas in apartment buildings presenting a health risk to neighbors and visitors. Additionally tobacco residue and third-hand smoke present a significant cost to landlords tasked with cleaning and preparing vacated units for new tenants. In response to these concerns The Smoke-Free Apartment campaign was initiated by the Chippewa County Tobacco-Free Living Coalition and the Smoke-Free Environments Law Project to encourage landlords to voluntarily adopt smoke-free policies within residential buildings they manage.
The centerpiece of the smoke-free apartment campaign is the website, www.mismokefreeapartment.org. The website has two major sections – one targeted to landlords and one to tenants – which provide a wealth of information about the health and financial benefits of a smoke-free policy for housing.
Assistance in developing and implementing smoke-free apartment policies is available from SFELP and the Chippewa County Tobacco-Free Living Coalition.To view Smoke-Free Housing MediaRelated LinksSmoke-Free ApartmentsThe Center for Social Gerontology