Smokefree Policies in Multi-Unit Housing: Steps for Success

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The American Lung Association worked with experts around the United States to develop this online curriculum on how to implement a smokefree policy in multi-unit housing properties like apartments and condominiums.

Secondhand smoke exposure poses serious health threats to children and adults. For residents of multi-unit housing (e.g., apartment buildings and condominiums), secondhand smoke can be a major concern. It can migrate from other units and common areas and travel through doorways, cracks in walls, electrical lines, plumbing, and ventilation systems.

By taking this online course, participants will have the information and tools to:

  • Communicate the health and economic impact of secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing.
  • Engage with building managers, property owners, policymakers, residents and other stakeholders to adopt smokefree multi-unit housing policies.
  • Plan and implement a successful smokefree multi-unit housing policy.
  • Identify resident rights and responsibilities, as well as options for providing services to help smokers quit.

The resources used throughout the course are collected in the "Smokefree Housing Toolbox." Download the entire toolbox now.