I Want to Live in a Smoke-Free Home.
How to Advocate for Smoke-free Housing and How to Find Smoke-Free Housing.
Many renters already know and the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that secondhand smoke can seep through air ducts, cracks in flooring and walks, stairwells, hallways, elevator shafts, plumbing, electrical lines and open windows.
“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.”
Ashley Ray, American Lung Association, Kansas City
Up to 60% of airflow in multi-unit housing can come from other units.
Protect you, your family, your guests and even your pets from secondhand smoke.
SECONDHAND SMOKE IS NOT SAFE AT ANY LEVEL, AND IT’S ESPECIALLY NOT SAFE FOR CHILDREN.
Although a smoke-free policy in multi-unit housing is not required by law, many renters are demanding smoke-free living spaces and landlords are responding to the market for smoke-free clean, healthy homes.
“Smoke-free living is my top amenity when searching for housing in Johnson County. I want a clean, healthy home where I feel safe in all ways.”
Heidi Scarsella, Johnson County Renter