San Diego Smoke-Free Project

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing: Resident Resources

If you are a multi-unit housing* resident experiencing unwanted secondhand and/or thirdhand smoke in your home, we can help. The resources below provide information about your rights, possible solutions, and facts about secondhand and thirdhand smoke.

*multi-unit housing includes apartments, condos, townhomes, and duplexes

Is Secondhand Smoke Infiltrating Your Home

Sample Doctors Note Request & Demand Letters

No Constitutional Right Smoke Toke

Secondhand Smoke in Housing Infographic

How Disability Laws Can Help Tenants Suffering from Drifting Tobacco Smoke

CDC Tobacco Use & SHS Exposure in MUH

Legal Options for Residents Suffering from Drifting Tobacco Smoke

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing: Property Management Resources

Property managers and owners of multi-unit housing are uniquely positioned to support the health of their residents while reducing the financial burden that comes when people smoke in units and common areas. The resources below contain information about your rights as a property manager, sample lease addendums, strategies for enforcement, and more information to support your transition to a smoke-free property.

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing: Policy Makers Resources

Elected Officials have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the quality of life for constituents living and working in multi-unit housing*. By enacting a ban on smoking and vaping on all multi-unit housing complexes, the health of the residents and staff are protected from toxic smoke. The resources below provide information about smoking in multi-unit housing, strategies for compliance, facts about marijuana, and more tools to support you in the development of a ban on smoking and vaping within these buildings.

*multi-unit housing includes apartments, condos, townhomes, and duplexes