“SINCE GOING SMOKE-FREE, WE’VE EXPERIENCED DECREASED MAINTENANCE EXPENSES. CARPETING COST IS THE MAIN ONE - LESS SMOKE DAMAGE TO THE CARPETING.” -DAVE MCCLURE, BRISTOL BAY HOUSING AUTHORITY

Benefits

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.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US: 1-888-474-4635

ON AVERAGE,
IT COSTS

2-3 TIMES

MORE TO CLEAN A
UNIT THAT HAS BEEN
SMOKED IN THAN ONE
THAT HAS NOT.

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YOU CAN
QUIT.

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Empower yourself and find the help you need to beat your nicotine addiction. Calling Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line is a great way to begin the quitting process. The information and support you need is free, and it’s just a phone call away.