Go smoke-free and reap the rewards.
Surveys show as many as 78% of tenants—including smokers—prefer to live in smoke-free housing.
Going smoke-free reduces operating costs:
- Apartment turnover costs can be two to seven times greater with smokers.
- Some insurance companies offer discounts on property insurance for multi-unit owners with a 100% smoke-free policy.
- Smoking is a leading cause of residential fire and the number one cause of fire deaths in the U.S.
- Apartments are easier to rent because smoke-free housing is more appealing.
Join the smoke-free registry.
Join the Smoke-Free Housing Pierce County Task Force.
This task force meets quarterly to promote smoke-free housing. They provide support to develop and put in place smoke-free housing policies. Members include:
- Property owners.
- Property managers.
- Property management organizations.
Contact Reanna Bettencourt at firstname.lastname@example.org (253) 649-1894 to:
- List your property on the smoke-free housing registry.
- Attend or become a member of the Smoke-Free Housing Pierce County Task Force.
- Ask questions or get help implementing smoke-free policies.
- Get no smoking signs
Our Educational Toolkit informs landlords about the benefits of smoke-free housing.
View our resources and information to make your property smoke-free:
- Sample tenant survey, flyer and sign.
- Sample addendum to lease.
- Smoke-free housing and marijuana fact sheet.
Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (RCW 59.18)—Describes rights, duties and other legal obligations for landlords and tenants.