IT IS LEGAL!
- Tenants affected by secondhand smoke are protected by the Fair Housing Act and may file a complaint for “reasonable accommodations”.
- Housing owners may be legally liable for allowing secondhand smoke to harm others.
- Smokers are not a protected class under the Fair Housing Laws.
- There is no constitutional or judicially recognized “right to smoke” in a multi-unit dwelling – whether the dwelling is privately owned or is public housing.
- Smoke-free housing policies are legal and allowed under Federal and Alaska law.
IT IS PROFITABLE!
- It costs $500-$5,000 more to “turn over” a smoker’s unit than a non-smoker’s unit.
- Smoke-free housing reduces cleaning and maintenance costs inside and outside the housing facility.
- Smoke-free housing reduces the risks and costs related to housing fires.
- The majority of tenants prefer to live in smoke-free housing.
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