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Smoke Free Housing LogoSmoke-Free Housing in Columbus 

Smoke-free apartments are cost effective for landlords and help tenants enjoy healthier living. Every year, more landlords across the country are deciding to offer smoke-free housing.

Why Smoke-Free Housing?

  • It protects residents from secondhand smoke.
  • Tenants want smoke-free homes.
  • Secondhand smoke cannot be controlled .
  • Air quality studies show that 5% to 60% of the air in apartment units comes from other units in the building.
  • Being exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) is bad for your health.

It’s Legal! 

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act protects non-smokers with serious breathing disabilities or smoke allergies. It is legal for apartment owners to adopt smoke-free policies and it makes good business sense, according to the National Multi-Housing Council.

Smoke-Free Housing Options

Columbus Public Health is excited to highlight smoke-free housing options in Columbus, Ohio. Click here for a list of housing options that offer smoke-free living.

To post your property on the Columbus Smoke Free Apartments online directory -- contact Elizabeth DeLuca-Kontchou at [email protected]

Help for Property Managers

Columbus Public Health provides the following to public and private property managers: 

  • Consultations and presentations
  • Sample survey for residents
  • Sample survey for landlords
  • Model smoke-free lease addendum to incorporate into your current lease
  • Resources to help residents quit smoking
  • Sample announcement letters to send to renters
  • Strategies for advertising your smoke-free building


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