HOW TO MAKE YOUR BUILDINGS SMOKE-FREE
How to go smoke-free
–How many smokers/nonsmokers? –Demand for smoke-free housing/units? –How many buildings/units should be nonsmoking?
Decide when to make change:
–Pick a date, or –Phase-in as residents turn-over
Change lease provisions
–Provide copy of policy –Have residents sign that they understand
Place clear signs around the property
Notice, Notice, Notice!
Give tenants at least the same amount of notice as the time period for which they pay rent –
60 or 90 days notice is even better Give Notice in writing Designate which units are smoke-free – or all of them Make the Smoke-free Policy part of the new applicant process Resident transfer process for subsidized units Include “no smoking” in tenant responsibilities Have tenants sign statement that they understand their unit and the building smoke-free Create outdoor smoking areas, if you wish
What will this cost?
Policy and Lease Agreement Development: $0 (samples at www.respect-ala.org) Tenant Education & Policy Promotion: 10¢ per tenant (photo copied flyers) Smoke-free policy signs: $10 to $25 each Smoke-free property: Priceless!