Montana Smokefree Housing


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Landlords and Owners

Landlords and Owners

Already have a smokefree policy? Let us know!

Having compliance issues

Need free smokefree signs? Visit the MTUPP online store.

Wanting to adopt a smokefree policy in your facility

Need help developing a smokefree policy? Use this model smokefree housing policy and model smokefree housing lease addendum.

What does allowing smoking in your facility cost you?

For more information or guidance, contact MTUPP's Tobacco-Free Policy Specialist.


Tenants and Residents

Tenants and Residents

If you live in an apartment without a smokefree policy, your health is at risk. That is because doors and walls cannot stop a neighbors' tobacco smoke from finding its way into your unit. Smoke drifts through ventilation systems, through doorways and windows, and even through electrical outlets.

Request smokefree housing from your landlord.

Track your exposure to secondhand smoke.

Get help quitting tobacco.

For more information, contact MTUPP's Tobacco-Free Policy Specialist.


Secondhand Smoke is a Health Risk

Secondhand smoke – the smoke that comes from a lighted tobacco product or from a person who is smoking tobacco – contains more than 4,000 chemicals. Of these chemicals, 11 are known cancer-causing poisons and 250 are known toxins. The 2006 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, "The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke" concluded that there is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke, and the only way to protect people from the dangers of secondhand smoke is to eliminate the smoke exposure.

Children are especially vulnerable to secondhand smoke toxins, since they breathe faster than adults, and weigh less. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems, more severe asthma, respiratory symptoms and slowed lung growth.

A minimum of 38,000 and up to 65,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. as a result of diseases caused by exposure to secondhand smoke. Adults exposed to secondhand smoke are at a 25-30% increased risk of coronary heart disease. Thousands of people in the U.S. suffer from conditions caused by or made worse by secondhand smoke.


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