Californians Support Smokefree Housing Justin Garrett The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing Polls Conducted by The Center Los Angeles Voters (2003) California Renters (2004) Apartment Owners and Managers (2005) Latino Renters (2006) Secondhand Smoke is a Problem
The Center for Tobacco
Policy & Organizing
People know that secondhand smoke is harmful to those that inhale it.
Individuals have experienced secondhand smoke drift into their apartment.
There is strong support for prohibiting smoking in outdoor common areas.
There is also strong support for creating non-smoking sections within multi-unit housing.
Tenants would prefer to live in an apartment complex that restricts smoking.
82% of California Renters and 95% of Latino Renters would choose to live in an apartment complex where no smoking is allowed anywhere or where there are separate smoking and non-smoking sections.
Support for smokefree housing policies increases for those whose income is less than $20,000 per year.
75% of individuals that make less than $20,000 per year support non-smoking sections in multi-unit housing as opposed to 69% of all California renters.
Several cities in California have passed or are close to passing an ordinance that prohibits smoking in multi-unit housing units.
The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing – www.center4tobaccopolicy.org
Technical Assistance Legal Center – http://talc.phi.org
California’s Clean Air Project – http://ccap.etr.org
Smokefree Apartment House Registry – www.smokefreeapartments.org