The primary reason for smoke-free housing is clean indoor air. Living in a smoke-free home is one of the best things you can do for your health and the health of your family.
However, if you live in multi-unit housing in BC, it’s likely you have been exposed to tobacco smoke entering your home from a neighbouring unit or balcony. A recent survey found that over one-half of British Columbians living in apartments and condominiums have experienced second-hand smoke seeping into their homes.
Despite strong public support and demand for smoke-free homes, there is a significant shortage of smoke-free buildings for those 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:
Surveys conducted with residents of multi-unit dwellings.
Research has shown that up to 65% of the air in a unit can come from other units in the building. If second-hand smoke respected boundaries and stayed where tobacco was smoked, we wouldn't have people contacting us every week with complaints of exposure to smoke in their own homes.