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Lake County Health Department

Smoke-free housing protects the health of residents and landlords

Smoking in residential settings particularly in multi-unit housing, poses unique hazards. The secondhand smoke from one unit can drift into multiple units through: Doorways Cracks in the walls Electrical lines Plumbing Ventilation systems Smoking in multi-unit housing can cause: Health problems...

Lake County Health Department

Smoke free multi-unit housing policy: a legal way to increase your rental profit!

It is getting harder and harder to find a place to smoke cigarettes as smoking is not allowed in many work places, in retail establishments, and in many public places. However, smoking is not prohibited in private residential buildings and continues to be a recognized health hazard, especially in...

Lake County Health Department

Residents want to breathe better in multi-unit buildings

Everyone deserves to breathe clean air, especially at home. In a multi-unit building, up to 60 percent of the air in any given unit is shared air from other units and common areas. No air ventilation system or air purifier can remove all of the toxins found in cigarette smoke, so residents are...