Some of Our Activities

Was the first organization in California to recognize the legality and need for smokefree multi-unit housing (i.e. apartments and condominiums).

Awarded multiple grants from the California Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Provided technical assistance to cities of Calabasas, Santa Monica, Baldwin Park, Burbank, Glendale, South Pasadena, Manhattan Beach, El Monte, and Beverly Hills which resulted in the passage of smokefree housing ordinances.

Organized the first-ever conference “Smoke-Free Choice: A New Amenity in Multi-Unit Housing” in April, 2005 at University of Southern California to address this issue.

Collaborated with stakeholders to successfully convince Disneyland to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in their amusement parks.

Led efforts to establish a no smoking policy at Los Angeles International Airport and other airports under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Board of Airport commissioners.

Participated in the negotiations for the first international public health treaty for tobacco control which was ratified by 160 nations when it was first introduced.

Success to Date

Encourage and provide technical assistance for adoption of policies which regulate smoking in apartments and condominiums.

Created and manage the Smokefree Apartment House Registry, www.smokefreeapartments.org. This is an information resource for landlords, tenants, and condo owners.

Staff a Help Line for landlords, tenants and condominium owners who are dealing with the problem of drifting tobacco or marijuana smoke or emissions from electronic smoking devices.

818-363-4220 or info@smokefreeapartments.org