Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing
There is no safe-level of secondhand smoke exposure. Secondhand smoke contributes to over 40,000 deaths among nonsmokers. Smoke-free housing can save lives, improve quality of life, encourage quitting, and save money.
For Property Owners/Managers
Considering making your property smoke-free or need assistance improving or enforcing your current smoke-free policy? Help is available!
SEPA Tobacco Control Project offers:
- Smoke-free Policy development
- Planning and implementation
- Communication with staff and residents
- On-site tobacco cessation resources and referrals
- Ongoing assistance for policy enforcement
- Free heavy duty metal signage indicate a smoke-free building
Interested in going smoke-free?
- Contact Us to assist you getting started.
- Join our quarterly smoke-free housing enforcement calls by contacting Thurm Brendlinger
- Smoke-Free Multi Unit Housing Enforcement Guide
- American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation’s Frequently Asked Questions from Housing Providers About Smokefree Buildings.
- American Nonsmokers Rights Foundations Tips for Housing Providers Talking with Residents about Your Buildings Smokefree Policy.
- Economic Benefits of Smoke-free Housing.
It only takes one smoker in a multi-unit building to cause health problems for everyone. You have the right to breathe clean air.
- Is secondhand smoke infiltrating your apartment or condominium? Click here to see steps you can take to protect you and your family.
- Need assistance dealing with secondhand smoke in your residence, contact us.
Smoke-Free Public Housing
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final rule and is requiring all publicly-funded housing become smoke-free. We can help you understand and meet the requirements, enforcing the policy, as well as provide signage.
- Learn about "reasonable accomodations" here.
- Guide to Implementing HUD’s Smoke-Free Policy in Public Housing.