Find Smoke-free Apartments

Apartment listings for the following counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo

Everyone, regardless of age, income or ethnicity, deserves to breathe clean air in their home. Secondhand smoke, or the smoke that comes from the burning end of a product and the smoke that is blown out by a smoker, contains a multitude of harmful carcinogenic compounds.

When residents smoke in multi-unit housing, that smoke travels through doorways, cracks in the walls, electrical lines, plumbing, and ventilation systems. This secondhand smoke makes its way into the units of nonsmokers, where their health is negatively impacted due to their neighbor’s decision to smoke.

This website provides prospective renters with a searchable database of non-smoking living options. In turn, it provides apartment owners and managers a place to list their multi-unit housing – for free!

Smoke-free Ratings

Each apartment listed on this website receives a rating ranging from 1 to 5 stars based on the protective strength of its smoking policy, with 1 star offering the least health protection from secondhand smoke, and 5 stars offering the most health protection from secondhand smoke:

  • 5 stars – smoking prohibited anywhere on the property including units
  • 4 stars – smoking prohibited anywhere on the property including units, except designated smoking areas
  • 3 stars – smoking permitted in units, but prohibited in indoor and outdoor common areas, except designated smoking areas
  • 2 stars – smoking permitted in units and outdoor common areas, but prohibited in indoor common areas
  • 1 star – smoking allowed anywhere on the property including units and indoor and outdoor common areas

Are You an Apartment Owner or Manager?

If you own or manage an apartment complex in Placer, Yolo, Sacramento or El Dorado Counties, please make sure that your property is listed on this website. Listings are free, and attract renters who want to live where there are smoking restrictions.

Is your property new to our website? Please use the New Listing Form to add your property to the website.

Did your property change its smoking policy? Use the Request Listing Change Form to update or correct your listing.

Why It's Important

There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, which has been classified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a cancer-causing agent.

Approximately 41,000 nonsmoking adults die every year from secondhand smoke exposure in the US

The home is the main place where children are exposed to secondhand smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to suffer from:
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Ear infections
  • Asthma attacks

More than one in three nonsmokers who live in rental housing are exposed to secondhand smoke. Adults exposed to SHS are more likely to develop:
  • Lung cancer
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Breathing problems

Living in a smoke free environment should not be unattainable. All Sacramento Area residents, including families in public or affordable housing, deserve to breathe air free of secondhand smoke and its harmful impact on health.

About Us

Breathe California Sacramento Region partnered with the California Apartment Association (CAA) to encourage owners and managers of apartment communities in the County of Sacramento to implement smoke-free policies for their residents. This website is the result of the collaborative efforts of both organizations. 

The purpose of this website is to help prospective renters find healthy places to live by providing listings of apartment communities and their corresponding policies regarding tobacco smoke. These listings are free for apartment owners or managers to post. In addition, the website offers free resources to encourage and assist apartment owners and managers with the implementation and enforcement of smoking policies at their properties. 

Apartment owners or managers who have questions or are interested in adopting a smoking policy at their property can reach out to Marissa Greenband, MPH CHES, Program Manager at Breathe California Sacramento Region for free assistance in adopting and implementing a policy: