Why is it important to become a smoke-free housing development?
Secondhand smoke is a major concern for residents of multi-unit housing (e.g apartment buildings and condominiums). It can migrate from other units and common areas and travel through doorways, cracks in walls, electrical lines, plumbing, and ventilation systems. For more information, look at the Prezi on Smoke-free Housing.
Resources for Smoke-Free Housing
General Information about Smoke-Free Housing
Smoke-Free Housing Presentation Notes: This packet supplements the Prezi on Smoke-free Housing.
Healthy Homes Manual –Smoke Free-Policies in Multiunit Housing: The CDC Manual on the dangers of secondhand smoke, the different types of smoke-free policies for housing, and how to implement healthy home policies.
Information for Property Managers
Sample Resident Survey: Sample-Resident-Survey. This is a sample survey that landlords can give to residents to assess the interest in having a smoke-free policy.
Sample No Smoking Policy: Sample No-Smoking-Policy. This is a sample no-smoking policy that landlords can incorporate when designing a new policy for their units.
Insurance Carriers Fact Sheet: Insurance-Carriers-Fact-Sheet. These statistics can been given to insurance carriers to convince them to offer discounts on apartment buildings that have smoke-free policies.
Information for Residents
Sample Letter requesting Smoke-Free Housing: Sample-Property-Manager-Owner-Letter. This is a sample letter residents can send to landlords regarding the need for a smoke-free policy in their building.
Documents courtesy of the American Lung Association.