The majority of BC residents would prefer to live in smoke-free buildings.
Now that British Columbians are protected from second-hand smoke at work and in most public places, most want the option to be protected in their own homes according to our survey research.
Consider the following:
Adopting a non-smoking Bylaw is legal and makes for healthy residents and a safer community.
Second-hand smoke, a deadly toxin, drifts throughout a building, entering units through crawl spaces, light fixtures and walls. There is no known safe level of exposure.
Smoke-free living is fast becoming the norm. BC has the lowest smoking rate in the country; 85.5% of British Columbians are non-smokers and 84% of BC households do not allow smoking inside their homes.
Only 9% of condo owners smoke (2008 survey) compared to the provincial smoking rate of 14.5%, and non-smoking owners are no longer tolerating other people’s smoke infiltrating their homes.
Read more about the benefits of implementing a smoke-free bylaw in your strata.