Living in a smoke-free home is a choice everyone should have. For some people living in apartments, breathing secondhand smoke from neighboring apartments, is a real health problem. The next big challenge facing the tobacco control movement in California is how to address the problem of secondhand smoke exposure in the home.
Smoking in multi-unit housing can be accomplished through legislative or voluntary policies.
Current Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Laws in San Diego County (legislative)
- City of El Cajon (outdoor common areas only)
Resources by Area
If you are in East Region (La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, unicorporated areas of east county) contact Communities Against Substance Abuse at 619-442-2727.
If you are in South Bay (National City, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista) contact Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego at 858-974-3603 ext 207 or American Lung Association in California at 619-297-3901 for other cities.
If you are in North Inland/Coastal (Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Poway, Carlsbad, unincorporated areas of Fallbrook) contact Vista Community Clinic at 760-631-5000 ext 7165
If your community is not listed above, please review the Global Directory of Smoke-Free Multi-Housing Programs.