We have an opiod overdose crisis, but cigarettes still kill 15 times more people

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28,200 adults in New York State die each year from smoking-related disease

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease

The average age of a new smoker in New York State is 13 years old

Smoke Free Multi Unit Housing

Living TOBACCO-FREE should NOT be a luxury!

If you live in a building that has multiple apartments, the decision to live a smoke-free life is not totally in your hands. While you can decide not to smoke in your home, other tenants may not feel the same way. When your neighbors smoke in their apartments, cigarette smoke can travel from their apartment to yours. Secondhand smoke can travel from one unit to another through electrical outlets, holes from plumbing and ventilation ducts.

  • Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to develop asthma, bronchitis or SIDS
  • Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to develop asthma, bronchitis or SIDS
  • 65% of indoor air is shared among apartments in multi-unit dwellings
  • Cigarette smoke can drift from neighbors’ apartments and create an unhealthy living situation for all
  • The U.S. Surgeon General has stated that there is NO safe level of secondhand smoke exposure
  • Smoking is one of the leading causes of household fires and the #1 cause of fire deaths in the U.S.
  • There is no constitutional right to smoke
  • Owners may save money on insurance premiums by reducing the risk of fire
  • In New York State, 74% of non-smokers favor no-smoking policies where they live
  • Smoke-free housing reduces maintenance costs and improves value retention
  • Smoke-free housing decreases tenant conflict due to secondhand smoke

Smoke Free Housing

Tobacco Free Housing – Schopeg

E-cigs in Mulit-unit Housing

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