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Smoke-Free Housing Nova Scotia has been created to encourage and assist landlords and property managers to create more smoke-free options for Nova Scotians living in rented apartments and other rented multi-unit housing (apartments or basement suite within a house, row house or townhouse).

While provincial laws provide Nova Scotians with protection from second-hand smoke where they work, eat and play, many people are still being exposed to unwanted second-hand smoke where they live.

Despite strong public support and demand for smoke-free homes, there is a critical shortage of smoke-free rental units for Nova Scotians who want and need to live smoke-free.

Adopting a no-smoking policy is legal, easy to do, and it’s an exciting marketing opportunity for landlords who want to take advantage of this untapped market.

A recent Canadian review of research evidence provides more information about the impacts of smoke-free housing. It can be found here.

Whether you are concerned about the health of your residents, tired of responding to complaints about unwanted second-hand smoke, or simply want to reduce the fire hazard and clean up costs associated with buildings that permit smoking, it may be time to consider going smoke-free.

Why Choose Smoke-Free Housing

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing and You

A Rental Property Owners' and Condo Corporations' Guide to Smoke-Free, Multi-Unit Housing

Support and Resources for Landlords

Why Go Smoke-Free

How-to Guide

Laws and Legal Issues

Common Questions

The information and materials contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be and should not be construed to be legal advice or a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a lawyer.

Adapted with permission from the smokefreehousingbc.ca website produced by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, on behalf of the BC Healthy Living Alliance.


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