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Free Materials from Live Smoke Free

Live Smoke Free offers free materials for managers/owners who want to make their building smoke free, renters who want to talk to their landlords and neighbors about creating a smoke-free building, community organizations working on smoke-free multi-housing, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the issue of smoke-free housing.

You can download the materials that are available here, or contact Live Smoke Free to order printed materials or schedule presentations. Policy implemenation tools like signage are only available for properties in Minnesota with a minimum of 100% smoke-free indoor policy. Downloadable materials open as a pdf in new window.

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.

For Managers/Owners | For Renters | For Attorneys | For Other Organizations

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For Managers/Owners

NEW! Smoke-Free Common Area Signs!

Common area signs are available to all apartment buildings in Minnesota, regardless of whether or not the building is smoke free.

Fact Sheets and Guides
A Landlord's Guidebook
The Case for Smoke-Free Apartments
How Landlords Can Prohibit Smoking in Rental Housing
(guide from the Technical Assistance Legal Center in California)
Up in Flames: The Dangers of Smoking in Apartment Units
Freedom to Breathe in Rental Apartment Buildings
(fact sheet by the Minnesota Department of Health on smoking on common areas)
Legal Resources
Letter from Minneapolis HUD Field Office in Regards to Smoke-Free Policies

Secondhand Smoke is Toxic
(poster by the U.S. Surgeon General and Centers for Disease Control)

Damage from Cigarette Smoke Residue: The Cost of Allowing Smoking in Multi-Unit Housing

Incense Use in Multi-Unit Housing: Commonly Asked Questions

Electronic Cigarette Use in Multi-Unit Housing in Minnesota

 
Policy Adoption Materials
(to receive as customizable documents, contact Live Smoke Free)
Survey Your Residents
Resident Notification Letter
Model Smoke-Free Policy for Housing Authorities
Model Smoke-Free Lease Addendum (English)
 
Policy Implementation Materials
(*Please note, these materials are only available for Minnesota properties.
Smoke-free policies must cover a minimum of 100% of the indoor areas to be eligable for our signs.)
 
Add Your Buildings to the Smoke-Free Housing Directory

Order Signs for Your Smoke-Free Buildings (images below)
Form to print and fax/mail to Live Smoke Free (.pdf)
Form to fill in electronically and email to Live Smoke Free (Word document)

  • Lawn Sign 18"x24" (can be mailed with or without metal sign stands)
Borrow a Banner to Advertise Your Smoke-Free Building (order form)
 
Outside Research
Ramsey County Renters' Survey (conducted by the University of Minnesota)
Center for Energy and Environment Research Summary
Restoring a Smoke-Damaged Apartment Unit (estimate from a restoration service in Oregon)

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For Renters

Fact Sheets
Other Renters' Smoke: What You Should Know Before You Rent
Smoked Out of Your Apartment? Suggestions for Renters
Legal Resources
Letter from Minneapolis HUD Field Office in Regards to Smoke-Free Policies
Legal Options for Tenants Suffering from Drifting Tobacco Smoke
(guide from the Technical Assistance Legal Center in California)
Secondhand Smoke is Toxic
(poster by the U.S. Surgeon General and Centers for Disease Control)
 
Outside Research
Ramsey County Renters' Survey (conducted by the University of Minnesota)
Center for Energy and Environment Research Summary

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For Attorneys

Fact Sheets
The Case for Smoke-Free Apartments
Letter from Minneapolis HUD Field Office in Regards to Smoke-Free Policies
Freedom to Breathe in Rental Apartment Buildings
(fact sheet by the Minnesota Department of Health on smoking on common areas)
How Landlords Can Prohibit Smoking in Rental Housing
(guide from the Technical Assistance Legal Center in California)
Legal Options for Tenants Suffering from Drifting Tobacco Smoke
(guide from the Technical Assistance Legal Center in California)

 

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For Other Organizations

Fact Sheets
Why Community Organizations Should Care About Smoke-Free Rental Housing
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