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Materials from Live Smoke Free
Live Smoke Free offers free materials for landlords who want to make their building smoke free, tenants who want to talk to their landlords and neighbors about creating a smoke-free building, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the issue of smoke-free housing.
You can view and download most of our materials on the Live Smoke Free Materials page. If you do not find the information you are looking for, please contact us.
Other Smoke-Free Housing Programs
There are many smoke-free housing programs like Live Smoke Free around the United States and in several other countries. If you're interested in connecting with other programs, visit our resources page.
Air Movement and Ventilation
- ASHRAE Position Statement on Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Produced by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). PDF. Opens in new window.
Information on the health consequences of exposure of nonsmokers to tobacco smoke in indoor environments, and on the implications of this knowledge for the design, installation and operation of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. It states: “At present, the only means of effectively eliminating health risk associated with indoor exposure is to ban smoking activity.” http://www.ashrae.org/aboutus
- Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Multi-Family Buildings
Produced by the Center for Energy and Environment in Minnesota. Web page. Opens in new window.
This project included in-depth owner interviews, a survey of a large sample of renters, legal research and measurements of the movement of secondhand smoke tracers between units in apartment buildings before and after air sealing and ventilation treatments. The project produced some of the most extensive multiple fan measurements of inter-apartment air leakage and multiple tracer gas measurements of inter-apartment air transfer.
Minnesota Multi-Housing Organizations