Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing

Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing

A webinar about smokefree housing policies

People who live in apartments, senior complexes, and other multi-unit housing developments are often exposed to secondhand smoke drifting in from a neighbor’s unit. Secondhand smoke increases lung cancer and heart disease risk in adults and worsens asthma symptoms in children, with low-income families bearing the greatest burden.

How can community leaders create smokefree living environments to address this problem and improve public health?

This webinar provides a foundation for better understanding smokefree housing policies and the different methods landlords, condominium associations, and local governments can use to make common areas and individual units nonsmoking. Ideas were shared about how to build community support for smokefree housing.

This project was made possible through funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The webinar is sponsored by the Cook County Department of Public Health, part of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.

A recording of the webinar is available for playback here, and the slides and related resources are available in the download section below. Please note that on May 17, 2012 Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) became ChangeLab Solutions.  For residents of Cook County seeking more information, contact Claudius Isfan at 708.633.8337 or