Smoke-Free Housing

Cleaner Buildings – Happier Tenants – A Smart Investment


Landlords and Property Owners

Throughout New York State and across the country, apartment owners have begun to embrace a no-smoking policy as an amenity they can provide for their residents. Why? Smoke-free buildings save money, attract tenants, protect lives and property, and can safeguard against liability. For more information and resources, please read on:

Contact Us

The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition can provide window clings and signage as well as offer assistance with adopting a smoke-free policy. For questions or assistance, email jorr @ setonhealth.org or call (518) 459-2388.

Tenants

If you or your family are exposed to unwanted secondhand smoke in your apartment due to smoke drifting from a neighboring tenant, you can take steps to combat the problem. On this site you will find information and resources to help you live in a home free of secondhand smoke.

The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition is working with landlords and apartment managers to encourage them to adopt no-smoking rules for their buildings. You can help by directing your landlord to the landlord side of this website where they can learn more about the benefits to adopting a no-smoking policy.

For questions or assistance, email jorr @ setonhealth.org or call (518) 459-2388.

Condos/Co-ops

As public tolerance for secondhand smoke exposure decreases, consumer demand for smoke-free condos is rapidly increasing.  Health and value-minded individuals and families want to live free from the annoyance and hazards of drifting secondhand smoke.  A growing number of condominium boards are responding to this demand and realizing that smoke-free policies can increase property values, reduce conflicts among residents, protect against potential legal liability, save money on maintenance and eliminate a leading cause of residential fires.

Contact Us
For questions or assistance, email jorr @ setonhealth.org or call (518) 459-2388.

 

The information and materials contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not offered or intended to be and should not be construed to be legal advice nor to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.