TOBACCO FREE POLICIES
Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke and electronic cigarettes
The US Surgeon General reports there are no safe levels of second hand smoke an the only means of effectively eliminating health risks associated with indoor exposure is a smoke-free policy. The Minneapolis Health Department and its partners are offering free resorces to support smoke-free environments.
Landlords! Have you considered all of the financial and safety benefits of going smoke-free? The Health Department and its partner Live Smoke Free are offering free resources to landlords to take their Minneapolis multi-unit housing smoke-free.
Renters! Looking for smoke-free housing? Check out community partner Live Smoke Free’s online apartment finder. Want help going smoke-free? Contact Live Smoke Free for free resources you can share with your management company.
Are people smoking or using e-cigs indoors where you work or other public indoor places you visit? Call 311 to report violations of the Clean Indoor Air law.
Contact person: Lara.Pratt@minneapolismn.gov
Select the tabs below to learn more about the Department’s work on tobacco free policies:
The Minneapolis Health Department pursues safe, clean air for Minneapolis residents by:
- Supporting the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority's adoption of tobacco-free policies in 42 high rise buildings by 2015.
- Increasing the number of tobacco-free rental properties in neighborhoods surrounding the University of Minnesota.
- Improving practices in community clinics to support patients who want to quit smoking.
- Implementing a policy prohibiting smoking on City-owned property
- Amending the Minneapolis Clean Indoor Air ordinance to include a prohibition on the use of electronic cigarettes anywhere that smoking is prohibited. To get a free window decal to inform customers of your worksite, bar, restaurant, retail store, place of worship, theatre, etc., email firstname.lastname@example.org!
For more information, contact:
- Minneapolis Public Houisng Authority (MPHA)
- Live Smoke Free
- University of Minnesota Neighborhood Liaisons program
- City of Minneapolis updated its clean indoor air ordinance to prohibit e-cigarette use in all indoor public places and places of employment.
- Minneapolis Public Housing Authority has implemented its tobacco-free policy in 35 of 42 high rise properties, significantly reducing smoking rates and exposure to secondhand smoke for thousands of residents.
- The University of Minnesota surveyed owners/landlords of rental property near University housing in neighborhoods and found that 51% still allow smoking in the building.
- The City of Minneapolis passed a pjolicy prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in City-owned vehicles and on City property, except in designated areas.
Are you a property manager interested in adopting a smoke-free policy? Are you a renter looking for smoke-free housing? Visit www.mnsmokefreehousing.org to get started!
- Live Smoke Free Smoke-Free Housing Information and Resources
- American Lung Association's Minnesota Freedom from Smoking Program
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Last updated Aug 20, 2015