The ability to live in a smokefree home is a choice that everyone should have. Unfortunately for those who live in multi-family buildings such as apartments and condominiums, breathing secondhand smoke from neighboring units has become a real health problem. Secondhand smoke exposure is dangerous at any level, and secondhand smoke often times seeps into neighboring units through cracks in the walls, ventilation systems and open windows.
Communities across the state have taken steps to address this issue, by passing laws that limit or prohibit smoking in and around multi-family housing, including the establishment of non-smoking units and non-smoking common areas. We track these policies and provide resources for anyone wishing to implement similar policies in their own communities. These resources are below: