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BC has the lowest smoking rate in the country. Eighty five percent of British Columbians don’t smoke, and a recent survey of BC renters found a majority would prefer to live in smoke-free buildings. Despite an urgent and escalating demand for smoke-free housing in BC, only a fraction of rental units are smoke-free today. Clearly, there is a real marketing opportunity for going smoke-free.
While the BC government has gone a long way to protecting the public from the known health risks of exposure to second-hand smoke, landlords can also play an important role. British Columbians want more smoke-free options in apartments and condos. Hotels have been offering both smoking and non-smoking rooms for decades, and many are now moving to ban smoking outright. The benefits are just too compelling.
There are more reasons for providing smoke-free housing options for British Columbians. Consider the following:
Going smoke-free is legal, good for business and there’s strong market demand. Why wait? Check out our how-to guide for easy steps on how you can make it happen.