|"Steps to Eliminate Smoke"
Also now available, "Second-Hand
Protocol/Procedures, whether you
live in a Smoke-free Multi-unit
property or not!
|ACAS Advisory: If you are looking at apartments or condos to rent in Arizona; ask about their smoking policy!
|"Is smoking or vaping allowed? Can your neighbors smoke or vape? If so and you move in, realize that you, your
family and/or pets may be negatively impacted by harmful and deadly Second-hand smoke (SHS)!
|If you want more information about non-smoking multi-units, and/or how to transition; contact Arizona
Smoke-Free Living at 480.733.5864
"Please contact us at (480) 733-5864 with your secondhand smoke
(SHS) complaint(s). We will do our best to help You with your
concerns or specific situations, whether in an apartment or condo."
Arizona Smoke-Free Living
(ASFL) Website Launches!
The ASFL Coalition has the following charge:
- Educate Multi-Unit Residents, Housing Builders, Property
Managers/Landlords and Policy-makers about the benefits of Smoke-
Free Multi-Unit housing, and provide resources and cessation services
when adopting smoke-free policies
- Assist Multi-Unit Housing Residents/Single Family Housing residents in
addressing their drifting SHS concerns
- Provide a Directory of Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing options
throughout Arizona on a dedicated website
As more public places become smoke free, Multi-Unit Housing
Residents are insisting that their own living space be smoke free as
well. Everyone's health can be assured when clean smoke-free air is
provided as a basic need.
Click here for Arizona Smoke-Free Living
Additional New Multihousing properties in Maricopa County
that have varying smokefree policies:
● Waymark Gardens – Senior (Age 62+ and/or Mobility Impaired) –
Smokefree with designated smoking area outside – 150 units
5325 W Butler Drive
Glendale, AZ 85302
● Rehoboth Place - 47 Unit, Multi-Family, Affordable Housing Community.
The entire property at Rehoboth Place is smoke free - no designated
2610 W Hazelwood Street
Phoenix, AZ 85017
● Native American Connections/Devine Legacy on Central - First Affordable
Apartment Community on the Metro Light Rail line
4570 N Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
The entire property at Native American Connections/Devine Legacy on
Central is Tobacco Free. They have a Smoking Ramada located far away
from any units that is also shared by Native American Connections Building
tenants who smoke.
Private residences are one of the seven exemptions of the Smoke-Free Arizona Act A.R.S. § 36-601.01(“the Act”). Smoking is allowed in private
residences, except when used as a licensed child care, adult day care, or health care facility.
The Act does not address smoke entering into a private residence from outside, through a ventilation system, or from a neighboring residence.
Homes Licensed as Health Care Facilities
The Arizona Department of Health Services will regulate tobacco smoke at a private residence when the private residence is used as:
A licensed health care institution, including an area of the private residence that is used as an adult day care [an adult day health care facility as defined in
A.R.S. § 36-401(A)(4)] during the hours for which the area is licensed;
A licensed child care facility or an area of the private residence that is a certified area of a child care group home; or
A health care facility.
Smoking is allowed outside and on outdoor patios, such as back porches or balconies, as long as tobacco smoke does not enter into the licensed
For more information about how the Act affects your licensed facility, please contact us at 1-877-AZ STOPS (1-877-297-8677).
Smoking inside individual multi-family housing units such as apartments, condominiums, or duplexes is allowed. Each individual unit is exempt
from the Act because they are considered private residences; therefore, tenants can smoke on their balconies, patios, or decks even if it is within
20 feet of a neighboring unit. The Act does not address the issue of smoke entering from outside, through a ventilation system, or from a
Please keep in mind that a proprietor may designate their rental unit as nonsmoking. Multi-family housing residents should follow the smoking
policy set by their landlord. However, Smoke-Free Arizona Program officials can only enforce the provisions defined in the Act. "Proprietor" means
an owner,operator,manager, or other person in control of a public place or a place of employment
For additional information on smoke-free housing, please visit our Links and Resources section.
Enclosed Common Areas
Smoking is prohibited inside and within 20 feet of entrances, open windows, and ventilation systems of enclosed common areas of multi-family
housing such as the main office, laundry room, fitness center, activity center, or clubhouse.
Outdoor Common Areas
Smoking is allowed outdoors as long as smoking occurs at least 20 feet away from entrances, open windows, and ventilation systems of an
enclosed area where smoking is prohibited unless defined differently by a local ordinance. Outdoor common areas may include courtyards,
sidewalks, walkways, tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, or swimming pools. Please remember that a proprietor may
designate the entire property as non-smoking.
Smoking around outdoor swimming pools, such as the ones in apartment complexes or condominiums, is allowed as long as smoke is not
entering into enclosed common areas where smoking is prohibited. Enclosed areas near pools may include laundry rooms, activity centers,
clubhouses, bathrooms, or changing rooms.
Swimming pools may have their own smoking policy set by the proprietor. Multi-family housing residents should follow the smoking policy set by
their residential complex.
* Keep in mind that Smoke-Free Arizona Program officials can only enforce the provisions defined in the Smoke-Free Arizona Act. This means that
Smoke-Free Arizona program officials do not enforce local ordinances or in-house smoking policies.
Information noted (see
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Original ASFL Coalition
Members: American Lung
Association in Arizona,
BTCD - Arizona Dept of
ACAS, Asian Pacific
Community in Action,
Coconino County Public
Health, Native Health,
Live Smoke Free, GASP of
Cancer Society - Cancer
Action Network, American
Heart Association and
|recap of the Oct 15, 2014 ASFL Workshop
|The entire property at Manistee is smokefree - no
designated smoking aeas. We have 75 one-bedroom
apartments for low-income seniors. We should
have a website up and going in the next month and will
forward you the information soon.
Thanks to Debi Windahl, Administrator, Manistee Manor
ABOUT SMOKING, INC.
|MULTIUNIT HOUSING ● MESA ARIZONA, 2021 ● ACAS HOME
|ACAS Advisory: If you are looking at apartments or condos to rent in Arizona; ask about their smoking policy inside units and throughout the
property outside. "Is smoking or vaping allowed? Can your neighbors smoke or vape? If so and you move in, realize that you, your family
and/or pets may be negatively impacted by harmful and deadly Second-hand Smoke (SHS)!"
|Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) President and CEO Kelvin Jeremiah
(left) accepting the award from Philip Carpenter, Executive Director of
ACAS at the housing authority's May 2017 Board Meeting
For assistance with second-hand smoke in Your Townhome or Condo please contact our Office for assitance (480) 733-5864
Is Your Apartment/Townhome/Condo full of Your neighbors smoke YouTube video: Secondhand Smoke in Multi-Unit Housing