Smoke-Free Air Act of 2002: Tenant/Landlord Factsheet

  1. Smoking or using electronic cigarettes is prohibited in the common indoor areas of buildings with three or more dwelling units.
  2. Common indoor areas of multiple dwelling units include hallways, stairwells, lobbies, laundry rooms, and other work areas of the building used by the tenants or by the maintenance and building personnel.
  3. “No smoking" signs and "No electronic cigarette use" signs, or a single sign that says “No smoking or electronic cigarette use", must be displayed in all common indoor areas of the building.
  4. Owners of residential buildings are responsible for all violations reported concerning the Smoke Free Air Act and may incur penalties if they fail to comply with the law.
  5. Smoking and electronic cigarette use is not prohibited in apartments and other private residences, except in areas where child day care centers or health care facilities operate and are open or employees are working.

You can report a violation of the Smoke-Free Air Act online.

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