Landlords Or Property Managers Can Help Their Tenants During Covid-19.
Tensions are running high as people are losing their jobs and the ability to pay their rent. At the same time, tenants may be more aware of their neighbors’ tobacco use while they are home, and may worry about coming to you with their concerns. Landlords and property managers can take care of their tenants AND protect their property by supporting a tobacco-free environment.
Encouraging tenants to make healthy choices, including not using any form of tobacco, is a caring action property owners can take, especially now during COVID-19 Stay at Home Order. Support and encouragement may make the difference for someone sticking with their quit goals. Sharing quit resources in a newsletter or in a flyer is a good way to provide support. Find free quit resources that you can share at California Smokers’ Helpline. Additionally, converting to a tobacco-free property can save you money.
Secondhand Smoke and Your Property
California law states landlords and property owners of residential dwelling units have the authority to prohibit smoking on the property, in the unit, and on the premises where the unit is located (Civ. Code §§ 1947.5). You can work with your local tobacco control program to create and implement a smoke-free housing policy for your property or city that includes language for making the property completely smoke-free.
Here are some additional steps you can take to begin working towards a smokefree property:
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