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Smoke-Free Housing: Landlord Information

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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.

More information

Contact George Hermosillo at or (253) 405-8244 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

Landlord resources

Our Educational Toolkit informs landlords about the benefits of smoke-free housing.

View our resources and information to make your property smoke-free:

Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (RCW 59.18)—Describes rights, duties and other legal obligations for landlords and tenants.

American Lung Association of Washington—Add your property to the smoke-free housing Locator. Tenants can search housing in Washington State.

Request smoke-free housing information

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