Your neighbor smokes and now you feel like you do too.

It is becoming a common problem. Your home smells like you've been lighting up but in reality it's just the natural flow of air into your apartment. Secondhand smoke from a neighboring apartment can come in through air ducts, cracks in the floors and walls, stairwells, and elevators. All the air freshener in the world won't make it go away and just opening a window won't solve the problem either.

There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke and smoking puts your building at greater risk of fire. A smoke-free policy in your building is the only way to protect yourself, your family and your pets from these dangers.

Live smoke-free RI's Proud to be smoke free Toolkits contain information that can help you, your neighbors and your landlord understand the dangers of secondhand smoke and the benefits of a smoke-free policy in your building.

For more helpful tips see Tenant Resources