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Toolkits to help with tobacco in multi-unit housing

Going smoke-free saves buildings, saves money, and saves lives. It’s good for landlords, tenants, and owners alike.

Apartment building

Smoking isn’t a right. But being smoke-free is.

Under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), public housing agencies (PHAs) must provide a smoke-free environment for their residents.

No smoking sign

Landlord toolkit

Have you been thinking about adopting smoking restrictions for your rental properties, including inside individual units? If you’re like other landlords, you know just how much time and money it takes to repair a unit that’s been smoked in. Maybe your other tenants have complained about their neighbors who smoke. Comprehensive smoking restrictions can address both issues.

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This section includes:

  • Why go smoke-free
  • Steps to implement
  • Recursos
  • FAQs

Tenant toolkit

Is secondhand smoke an issue in your building? Your landlord may not even realize it. You have a right to a smoke-free environment! Here, you’ll find more specific information about your rights, ways to talk to your landlord about secondhand smoke issues, and more. You can also refer your landlord to this site for more information.

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This section includes:

  • Protect your health
  • Know your rights
  • Recursos
  • FAQs

Condo-owner toolkit

Most condominium owners know how smoke can travel from one unit to another, creating health risks and unpleasant smells as well as diminishing property value. Perhaps you are concerned about fire risk or liability? Many condo boards and associations have eliminated these hassles by adopting comprehensive smoking restrictions. That approach can work for you too.

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This section includes:

  • Know the risks
  • Understanding the laws
  • Implementing a smoke-free policy

Smoked-in units can double repair costs — at least.

Smoke permeates walls, molding, windows, countertops, outlets, and even lightbulbs — not to mention damage that can be caused by burns.

Hallway filled with smoke
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