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Frequently Asked Questions About Smoke-Free Policies

Why is it important to regulate smoking in multi-unit housing? Smoking in multi-unit housing can have serious health consequences – and not just for the smoker themselves. When a multi-unit housing resident smokes, so does the rest of the community – well, sort of. Secondhand smoke travels from the smoker’s burning product throughout their multi-unit […]

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Why and How to Adopt a Smoke-Free Policy at Your Property

Why should I adopt a smoke free policy at my property? In California, it is legal for individual multi-unit housing properties to adopt, implement and enforce a smoke free policy at their property. A growing number of properties are adopting these policies for the wide range of benefits they provide. When a policy is adopted […]

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STAND Project Background

IN January 2006, the California Air Resources Board declared environmental tobacco smoke or second-hand smoke a Toxic Air Contaminant, stating environmental tobacco smoke is “an airborne toxic substance that may cause and/or contribute to death or serious illness.” In the United States more than 126 million people are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke2 and even […]

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Evaluation Findings

Residents would rather live in an apartment community with smoke-free policies. Of the survey respondents who lived in multi-unit housing in Sacramento County, more than one quarter (27%) reported smoking or living with a smoker, yet almost all (86%) believed that second-hand smoke is harmful. Half of the residents (50%) reported experiencing second-hand LPC Consulting […]

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Sample Insurance Savings

Sample Insurance Savings McClatchy Insurance in Sacramento offers discounts on non-smoking insurance policies. Some sample savings examples include: 8-unit apartment building in Midtown Sacramento (Building coverage $725,000) Annual premium without Smoke-Free discount     $2,398.00 Annual premium WITH Smoke-Free discount      $2,168.00 23-unit apartment complex in Carmichael (Building coverage $2,450,000) Annual premium without Smoke-Free discount     $5,188.00 Annual premium WITH Smoke-Free discount      $4,687.00 […]

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Questions renters should ask regarding smoke-free properties

Questions renters should ask regarding smoke-free properties While this website strives to ensure the accuracy of all rental listings, it is impossible to monitor every property. Therefore, renters should assume this responsibility when reviewing any listing. Here are some questions that renters should consider asking: · Is smoking of tobacco products permitted anywhere on the […]

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