Check out the state's smoke-free website! More resources and information are available there.
Benefits for tenantsThe major benefit of smoke-free housing for tenants is a reduction in exposure to secondhand smoke. Breathing in secondhand smoke has been linked to a number of different diseases, including cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency classifies secondhand smoke as a "known human carcinogen" (cancer-causing agent). To learn more about secondhand smoke, click here.
Even if no one in your home smokes, secondhand smoke can still get into your home. A smoke-free housing policy can help ensure secondhand smoke does not enter your home.
Linn County Public Health can help you if you are suffering from secondhand smoke exposure.
Find a smoke-free apartment near you
The Iowa Department of Public Health is currently compiling a list of smoke-free homes in Iowa. These homes are being put into a searchable database specifically created for tenants. Click here to see the online registry. More will be added as more buildings go smoke-free!
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Katie Jones, MPH, CHES
Health Education Specialist