Renters

Are you concerned about the health hazards of secondhand smoke where you live? No Smoking in Building Sign

Secondhand smoke is the third leading preventable cause of death in America.

Killing approximately 53,000 non- smokers each year, it isn’t just a nuisance.

If you or a family member is experiencing serious current health issues from secondhand smoke, you may need to start looking for an apartment or house where indoor smoking is not allowed. See our smoke-free rental housing map to find properties that have indoor smoke-free policies.

Ask your landlord to let you move to a building where smoking is not allowed

Ask if they would allow you to break your lease without penalty.

Ask your landlord to enforce the building’s smoke-free policy if they have one.

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Alternatives:

Ask your landlord to consider adopting a no-smoking rule for the building.

Ask your landlord to survey tenants to get their input on a no-smoking policy.

 

For more information on how to talk with your landlord: “Do’s and Don’t’s”

Another excellent resource:  “The Smoker Next Door: Handling Unwanted Tobacco Smoke in Apartments and Condominiums” (English, Spanish and Vietnamese)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smoke-Free Housing Properties in Lincoln, Nebraska