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Smoke-Free Housing Nova Scotia seeks to promote multi-unit housing with smoke-free indoor air.  Our goal is to make smoke-free multi-unit housing the norm in Nova Scotia - where supply meets demand.

Smoke-Free Housing Nova Scotia has been created to encourage and assist landlords, property managers, and condominium developers and corporations to create more smoke-free options for Nova Scotians living in multi-unit condominiums, rented apartments and other rented multi-unit housing (apartment or basement suite within a house, row house or townhouse).  Information to help landlords protect themselves from second-hand smoke is also included.

While provincial laws provide Nova Scotians with protection from second-hand smoke where they work, eat and play, many people are still exposed to unwanted second-hand smoke where they live.

Despite strong public support and demand for smoke-free homes, there is a critical shortage of smoke-free rental and condominium units for Nova Scotians who want and need to live smoke-free.

Adopting a no-smoking policy is legal, easy to do, and it's an exciting marketing opportunity for landlords and condominium developers and corporations who want to take advantage of this untapped market.

Research shows comprehensive policies impact quit rates and decrease cigarette consumption. A recent Canadian review of research which identifies impacts of smoke-free housing policies can be found here.

Whether you are concerned about the health of your residents, tired of responding to complaints about unwanted second-hand smoke, or simply want to reduce the fire hazard and clean up costs associated with buildings which permit smoking, it may be time to consider going smoke-free.


Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing and You



A Rental Property Owners' and Condo Corporations'
Guide to Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing



Why Choose Smoke-Free Housing?



Landlords

No-smoking policies are legal, non-discriminatory and enforceable. And they're good for the bottom line, too.


Tenants

Find out what you can do to protect yourself from exposure to second-hand smoke in your own home.


Condominium Corporations

Let's clear the air about no-smoking declaration and by-laws for condo corporations.


Housing Co-Operatives

Remove the fog in your housing co-op. (in progress)



The information and materials contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be and should not be construed to be legal advice or a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a lawyer.

Adapted with permission from the smokefreehousingbc.ca website produced by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, on behalf of the BC Healthy Living Alliance.


Contact us

smokefreehousingns@smokefreens.ca

902-456-7367 (HRM) | 902-484-6946 (Fax)

127 Whidden Road, Brookfield, NS B0N 1C0

 

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