Because people spend so much time in their homes, making multi-unit housing smoke free plays an important role in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke. While residents of multi-unit housing can prohibit smoking in their own units, adopting a 100 percent smokefree policy for a building or property will ensure that secondhand smoke does not threaten the lives and health of tenants.
Tobacco costs the U.S. more than $193 billion each year in health care costs and lost productivity and kills more than 443,000 people annually.
The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) strongly supports safe, healthy air for all and applauds local property owners and managers who have made their properties smoke-free. The ELVPHD has recently issued a list of these properties.
ELVPHD created this list and map so that members of the public could make the best possible decision for their health and their family. Often individuals and families don’t find out about issues with regards to tobacco smoke exposure until after a lease is signed. We hope the list will help alleviate this problem for those who are concerned about tobacco smoke exposure.
Smokefree policies are a win-win proposition for multi-unit housing residents, owners, and property managers. The American Lung Association encourages multi-unit housing owners/property managers to go smokefree for the health of tenants as well as for the cost savings to their bottom line.
Environmental Health Educator
Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department
P.O. Box 779
2104 21st Circle
Wisner, NE 68791
Below are maps and a listing of Smoke Free Apartments in the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department’s Service Area.