Landlord’s guide

Good Health is Good Business: A landlord’s guide to increasing revenue by adopting smoke free policies

The guide encourages smoke free policies in multi-unit housing. It has everything you need to ask questions of your tenants, write and addition to your lease that covers a smoke free policy, and how to let your residents know about the policy. Go to the Guide now.

Policy adoption materials

Tenant surveys

Survey your residents to determine how they feel about a no-smoking policy. Use these sample surveys or choose the questions that best fit your community. You may want to offer residents some type of an incentive, such as a gift card, to encourage your residents to complete the survey.

No-smoking lease language

Announcing the policy to residents

Smoke-free policy adoption checklist

This checklist helps you to adopt a policy easily and efficiently.

Policy implementation materials

Good Health Is Good Business: A landlord’s guide to increasing revenue by adopting smoke-free policies.

This guide is to serve as a resource for local health departments, community agencies, and other tobacco prevention partners interested in implementing secondhand smoke policies at the local level. As a manger or landlord, this guide specifically addresses secondhand smoke policy in multi-unit housing and provides helpful information in creating a smoke free policy. For complete details download our MUH Tool Kit.


Signs are an easy way to alert residents and guests about the no-smoking policy in your apartment or condominium community. To view and order signs: Go to signs.

Steps to going smoke-free

View this helpful guide for steps to going smoke-free

Policy sustainability materials

Sustainability and enforcement tips

Advertise your community

List your smoke free apartment or condominium on Utah’s Smoke-Free Housing Directory. The statewide directory is a listing of rental properties that provide smoke free multi-unit housing in the State of Utah. This listing is provided as a free service to managers, owners and renters.

Managers and owners who are interested in listing your property can go to the directory. You may also fill out the Smoke free Housing Application.

Cessation resources

Let residents know about resources available to help smokers quit.

Utah Tobacco Quit Line

Legal materials

The Public Health Law Center – The Public Health Law Center supports commercial tobacco control policy change and the commercial tobacco control movement throughout the United States, developing resources on the most effective legal and policy measures that health leaders and policymakers can use to control the epidemic of commercial tobacco use in the United States and abroad. Individuals with questions regarding application of the law to specific facts should consult a qualified legal advisor familiar with laws in Utah.

The Public Health Law Center has developed:

Making Affordable Housing Smoke-Free: First Steps (2021)

Answers to common questions the public health community and others may have about smoke-free housing policies in low-income or subsidized multi-unit housing, including suggestions on how to find affordable housing providers and educate them about smoke-free policies.

Creating Smoke-free Affordable Housing (2021)

Updated basic information for communities to consider when implementing affordable housing policies, including policy benefits, types of affordable housing, challenges, examples of affordable housing policies, and resources.

Comparing Private and Public Multi-Unit Housing (2021)

Updated comparison of smoke-free housing policy factors, with an examination of private market rate versus publicly subsidized multi-unit housing.

Regulating Smoking in Multi-Unit Housing (2021)

Updated basic guidelines for communities on policies that address secondhand smoke infiltration in multi-unit housing.

Smoke-free Multi-Unit Housing: Equitable Enforcement Strategies (2020)

Fact sheet with example of how graduated enforcement for smoke-free multi-unit housing can help protect residents from secondhand smoke and also protect housing stability for all residents.

There is No Constitutional Right to Smoke or Toke (2019)

Policy brief debunking the claim that there is a constitutional “right to smoke” either commercial tobacco or recreational marijuana.

Additional Resources

There are many smoke free housing programs throughout the United States and Canada that are working with managers and landlords to adopt a voluntary smoke free policy within their communities. To get more information link here.