Smoke Free Housing Toolkit

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I recently spoke at a program on secondhand smoke issues at California community associations. And I posted an article that dealt with second hand smoke and how condo and HOA associations can deal with the issue, The Smoker Next Door: Secondhand Smoke + Condominiums = Trouble

A new “Smoke-Free Housing” tool kit for owners and residents of multifamily housing, including condo associations, is available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The toolkit includes a guide for implementing no-smoking policies, sample resident survey and educational and research materials.

This toolkit has some valuable ideas to assist community associations in becoming smoke free. And if you are interested in amending your California community association’s governing documents to deal with secondhand smoke, contact our office.

David Swedelson is a condo lawyer and HOA attorney. He is a community association legal expert. He can be contacted at

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