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Toolkits to help with tobacco in multi-unit housing

Condo Owners

As a condo owner, you’re in the unique position of experiencing many of the same secondhand smoke effects as both landlords and tenants. Fortunately, you have a clear advantage when advocating for a smoke-free policy.

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Know the Risks

  • Fire

    Cigarettes are one of the leading causes of residential fires.

  • Health

    The hazards of secondhand smoke are well known. Because of the way buildings are ventilated, secondhand smoke can easily travel into your condo.

  • Maintenance

    Secondhand smoke that seeps into common areas and your unit can leave permanent smells.

  • Resale

    Smoked-in or smoking-adjacent units tend to have a lower resale value and are less sought after than nonsmoking units.

Sample smoke-free policy

Provided by the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota, this is an excellent example of a smoke-free condominium policy. It can be used as a template or guide and modified by your condo association to fit your needs. It prohibits smoking of all commercial tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, everywhere on association property.

Download sample smoke-free policy

Condo Owner Resources


Smoke-free social media posts for condo owners.

Share to connect condo owners with information and resources to help them advocate for a smoke-free policy in their buildings. Available for Facebook, Twitter/X, and Instagram.

Smoke-free social media posts for condo owners.