The American Heart Association – Heart REACH in El Paso is working with multi-unit housing communities throughout El Paso County to help protect residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke. There is no safe level of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke can travel through doorways, windows, wall joints, plumbing spaces, and even light fixtures, so secondhand smoke from one unit can adversely affect the health of residents in other units. One of the best ways to protect residents from secondhand smoke is through the voluntary adoption of a smoke-free housing policy. Smoke-free policies are legal, easy to implement, create a safe environment for residents and can result in cost savings.
Tools and Resources for Apartment Owners/Landlords
Smoke-free policies are legal, affordable, and easy to develop. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, “going smoke-free in your multi-unit buildings is one of the best moves you can make for your tenants and your bottom line.” There are many benefits to having a smoke-free policy in your apartment complex. Check the documents below for more information.
For More information about making your apartments go smoke-free contact us at ElPasoTX@heart.org