Creating Smokefree Housing

Creating Smokefree Housing

A model California ordinance & checklist

Because the negative health effects of secondhand smoke exposure are well documented, one of the most important steps a community can take to improve the health of its residents is to create more smokefree spaces—especially where people live.

ChangeLab Solutions has developed a model ordinance to help California cities and counties limit exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit residences such as apartment buildings, condominium complexes, senior housing, and single resident occupancy hotels.

You can also download the Smokefree Housing Model Ordinance Checklist below, which highlights key policy options available in the ordinance.

In addition, be sure to check out all of ChangeLab Solutions' smokefree housing resources

Important Information: This model ordinance is under revision and the version available below may not account for recent changes to state and federal tobacco control laws. If your community wishes to learn more, please contact us for technical assistance.