everyone deserves to breath clean smoke-free air in their home
Whether you rent or own your home, you should be protected from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. On this page, you can find information on smoke-free housing policies, laws, tips, and resources.
Tobacco-free housing is a growing trend across the state, with many homeowners and landlords adopting smoke- or tobacco-free policies for their homes and buildings. To learn more and find out how you can advocate for tobacco-free policies in your community, join the Smokefree Oregon email list.
Experiencing drifting smoke in your home?
Experiencing drifting smoke in your home can be both frustrating and unhealthy. Below are suggested steps to address the issue. The idea is to start at Step 1 and try to resolve the issue as early and easily as possible. Don’t be discouraged. Keep trying if you aren’t able to fix it right away. Try to get support and stay calm when you communicate with others about the drifting smoke.
OREGON INDOOR CLEAN AIR ACT (ICAA)
Common spaces in multiunit housing are considered to be workplaces and are covered by Oregon’s Indoor Clean Air Act. To learn more about the Indoor Clean Air Act and register a complaint, please visit our Complaint of Violation page.
Here are resources renters can use to advocate for smoke-free property policies and protect themselves from secondhand smoke.
- What Renters Need to Know: Oregon’s law requiring landlords to disclose their smoking policy
- What Renters Can Do: Tips for renters experiencing secondhand smoke in their units
- Legal Options for Renters: Resources for renters needing to take legal action against landlords
- Sample Landlord Letter: Letter template for renters looking to inform landlords about secondhand smoke in their unit
Landlords and property managers
Here are resources landlords and property managers can use to adopt or enforce smoke-free policies.
If you own your own home and are experiencing secondhand smoke, check out the links below to learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
- Oregon Community Associations
Homeowner and community association leaders
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