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Smoke free apartment

Ask your landlord about the smoking policy before you sign a lease!

Do you want a smoke-free home?  If just one neighbor smokes, secondhand smoke will enter your apartment and your home will no longer be smoke-free.  Avoid surprise.  Know the smoking policy before you sign a lease.

Looking for a smoke-free apartment?   Check out the local directory.

Landlords & Property Managers:

 

  • Want to be listed on our smoke-free apartment directory? Click here.

  • Looking for sample lease language, letters & enforcement tips? Click here.

  • Want FREE signs for your buildings and property? Contact us.

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Click here for the Smoke-Free Housing for New York website. 
L
ots of resources for both tenants and landlords!
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now requires public housing developments in the U.S. to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents.  Click here to read an overview of the rule

When One Person Smokes, the Whole Building Smokes

  • There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

  • Secondhand tobacco smoke can never be isolated in one apartment or room.

  • Tobacco smoke travels under doors, through air ducts and windows, and into your apartment or hallway.

  • Air filters or air purifiers do not eliminate the dangers of secondhand smoke. Towels and door sweeps do not block secondhand smoke.

  • Secondhand smoke is especially harmful to your children's health.

  • Secondhand smoke is harmful to you, your family, and your pets

  • Secondhand smoke can cause a heart attack or stroke, and is an asthma trigger.

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What about thirdhand smoke?

  • THIRDHAND SMOKE is the residue that sticks to clothing and furniture.

  • Thirdhand smoke contains 250 chemicals and has similar effects to LEAD POISONING

  • It is highly toxic to children & triggers asthma

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