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Welcome to the first dedicated website in Canada designed to encourage and assist landlords to create more smoke-free options for British Columbians living in apartments and condominiums.
While provincial and municipal laws provide British Columbians with extensive protections from second-hand smoke where they work, eat and play, many people are still being exposed to unwanted second-hand smoke where they live.
If you are a renter, it’s likely you have been bothered by the smell of tobacco smoke coming from a neighbouring unit or patio. A recent survey found that over one-third of British Columbians living in apartments and condominiums have experienced second-hand smoke seeping into their homes. This is a huge problem for many families, especially for those with chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease or asthma.
Despite strong public support and demand for smoke-free homes, there is a significant shortage of smoke-free buildings for British Columbians who want and need to live smoke-free. If you are suffering from second-hand smoke infiltrating your home on a frequent and on-going basis, our site will provide you with useful information and tools, including:
Also, check out our common questions section.
You can search our Smoke-Free Housing Directory to find smoke-free rental buildings. Note: the directory is in the development stage, and the list is limited.
The information and materials contained on this website are for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice or as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a lawyer.