Support for Smokefree Housing
Summarizing the benefits of smokefree housing
Because the negative health effects of secondhand smoke exposure are well documented, one of the most important steps a community can take to improve the health of its residents is to create more smokefree places.
Although Californians have extensive protections from exposure to secondhand smoke where they work, eat, and play, many are still exposed to secondhand smoke where they live. Landlords and property managers can protect tenants from exposure to secondhand smoke by prohibiting smoking in common areas and individual units, and many local governments are exploring ways to make multi-unit housing smokefree. This fact sheet summarizes many of the benefits of smokefree multi-unit housing laws and policies.