As a tenant (a tenant is a renter), you have the right to live free of secondhand smoke. On this site you will find information that you need in order to live in a home free of secondhand smoke.
Facts you should know:
• Secondhand smoke is a significant cause of illness in the home and a major cause of preventable death in the United States.
• Non-smokers with serious breathing disabilities such as asthma or allergies have legal protection under federal and state law.
• The right to smoke is NOT protected under law, according to an opinion written by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
• A smoke-free policy is NOT discriminatory. As long as the policy is not used to target a protected class or minority, a building manager or owner is legally free to restrict or prohibit smoking.
Let us tell you more about your tenants' rights, your resources and important facts about secondhand smoke.
The information and materials contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not offered or intended to be and should not be construed to be legal advice nor to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.