Creating Smoke Free Communities
We want to help you protect your home and create a safe healthy space for your family. Join us in supporting smoke-free communities and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke in your home and outdoor areas. If home is where the heart is an we spend most of our time at home, it is important to protect our hearts (and lungs) from the deadly effects of smoke, vapes and marijuana.
Are You Exposed to Secondhand Smoke In Your Home in Sacramento County?
Are You Living in a Townhome, Duplex, Apartment, or Condominium?
The situation is more complex for residents of multi-unit housing, such as apartments, duplexes, townhomes, and condominiums. Although residents may have a smokefree policy for their own unit, secondhand smoke from neighbors who smoke in or around the building can travel through the building and into neighboring units through walls, hallways, ventilation systems, outlets, and gaps around fixtures, lead to exposure. Unfortunately, many people are still faced with breathing secondhand smoke that drifts into their apartment or condominium from other units or common areas. Click here to learn more about smoke-free housing options.
Take Our Survey
The SOL Project is conducting a survey to learn what the community thinks about smoking in multi-unit housing (MUH) and outdoor living areas. “Multi-unit housing” includes apartments, condos, duplexes, townhomes and other homes with two or more units. Click here to share your opinions.
ETS Exposure in Multi-Unit Housing
The California public is now protected from exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) in all indoor public workplaces (with a few exceptions), therefore being exposed in your own home has become a greater nuisance for the non-smoking public (85% of Californians).
Win for Smoke Free Homes
In a first of its kind decision, a D.C. judge has ruled in favor of a woman who has been forced to breathe secondhand marijuana smoke from her neighbor’s marijuana smoking drifting into her home. Click here to read full article.