Secondhand smoke can seep into multi-unit dwellings from vents and cracks in walls or floors. Based on several studies, an estimated 44 percent to 53 percent of multi-unit housing residents that do not allow smoking in their home and have experienced secondhand smoke exposure in their home from elsewhere in or around the building.
Check to see if smoking is addressed anywhere in your lease or if there are local laws in place
If you know where it is coming from, see if you can come to an agreement about where and when they smoke.
Educate your neighbors about how secondhand smoke may affect them and their family.
Talk with your doctor if secondhand smoke is affecting your health and ask for a note from them that states the impact secondhand smoke is having on your health.
Talk with your landlord/property manager about the secondhand smoke problem in your apartment.
a.) If your building does not have an indoor smoke-free policy ask them about adopting one.
b.) Ask them to conduct a tenant survey to gauge the views of residents about a policy prohibiting smoking in
all indoor areas.