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Adopting a Smoke-Free Building Policy:
A Three-Part Series for Apartment Managers

Apartment managers and owners often go through three stages when adopting a smoke-free policy. Live Smoke Free has designed these materials to meet the needs of managers and owners whether they are in the stage of contemplation, adoption, or implementation.

These steps represent folders of information that Live Smoke Free has available. If you would like to receive hard copies of the folders and their contents, please contact Live Smoke Free. For smoke-free housing programs who are inspired by our work, we ask that you contact us prior to reproducing, modifying or sharing our work, and that you credit us for the initial creation of these resources; we are very proud of the hardwork and creativity that went into making these resources.

If you are looking for information on adopting a policy in condominiums, townhomes, or other owner-occupied common interest communities, please visit our common interest communities tab.

Click on any of the steps below to learn more about the contents of each folder.


Step One: "I'm Thinking of Adopting a Smoke-Free Building Policy":

This is a first look to understand the benefits and steps to adopting a smoke-free policy. This step provides informational fact sheets, and a sample resident survey.


Also available, but separate from Step One,  "Adopting a Smoke-Free Building Policy for Affordable Housing."





Step Two: "I've Decided to Adopt a Smoke-Free Building Policy":

Once owners and managers decide to adopt a policy, they must notify the residents of the policy change and begin to implement the policy. This step includes a customizable letter to notify residents of the policy change, checklists and timelines for policy adoption guidance, and a model smoke-free lease addendum. An order form to receive smoke-free building signs, and cessation referral information is also included.


Includes the sub-topic "Enforcing Your Building's Smoke-Free Policy."



Step Three: "I Have a Smoke-Free Building!":

After a smoke-free policy is implemented, there are many free resources available to managers and owners looking to capitalize on having a smoke-free property. This folder includes login informaiton for our free smoke-free directory, publicity tips, and promotional materials order forms.


Includes the sub-topic "Promoting Your Smoke-Free Apartment Building."