• SF Housing

    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. 

    Related Links
    Smoke-Free Apartments
    The Center for Social Gerontology