No Smoking Policies in Multi - Family Housing

EW board member Karen Brawley advocates for healthy environments for those we serve in her position with the King County Tobacco Prevention Program.  Click on the link below to see a summary of Karen’s recent presentation to the Housing Development Consortium’s recent member meeting.  Our clients and design team put much care into creating supportive, delightful spaces, and Karen’s work speaks to the many benefits of a non-smoking/non-tobacco policy to promote their health and safety.  Here are a few highlights:

  • 70% of residents (smokers and non-smokers) prefer smoke-free housing
  • Smoking is the 3rd leading cause of preventable apartment fires
  • Secondhand smoke is the 3rd leading cause of preventable death in King County!

Top 5 Reasons for a no Smoking Policy :

#1 Demand : Smoke Free Buildings are what Residents Want

#2 Health : Smoke Free Buildings are Healthier Buildings

#3 Cost : Smoke Free Buildings Save Money

#4 Safety : Smoke Free Buildings are Safety

#5 Timing : Smoke Free Buildings are the Future