Smoke-Free Policies

Smoke-Free Worksites

Workplaces (with a few exceptions) are required to be smoke-free under the Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA). Smoke-free workplaces and worksites are easier to maintain and have many benefits for both employer and employee including reduced smoking rates, reduced health care and insurance coverage costs, and increased productivity. As part of our tobacco control project, we offer:

  • Assistance in creating a smoke-free policy
  • Policy planning, implementation, and enforcement
  • Free on-site (or virtual) tobacco dependence treatment services including free nicotine replacement therapy
  • Referrals to quit smoking resources
  • Corporate and workplace wellness programs with smoking cessation

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing

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 for assistance in getting started.
  • Join our quarterly smoke-free housing enforcement calls by contacting Thurm Brendlinger, Clean Air Council


For Residents
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.

Young Lungs at Play (YLAP)

YLAP is a statewide initiative aimed at reducing youth and community members exposure to second-hand smoke, tobacco-related litter, and provide clean and healthy areas to play and exercise. Cities, towns, municipalities that wish to become “YLAP Communities” by implementing a smoke/tobacco-free policy.

Services provided to interested communities include:

  • Assistance in developing a policy, ordinance, or resolution for smoke/tobacco-free parks
  • Speaking at municipality and community meetings about the benefits of smoke-free parks
  • Media promotion of newly adopted policy
  • Free heavy duty metal signs to be displayed at parks

Download the YLAP Toolkit for resources.
(Toolkit is an Enhanced PDF and must be downloaded to computer and opened – preview in web browser will not display correctly.)

Interested in joining YLAP? Contact us. For more information, please visit the PA Department of Health YLAP Page.