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, Lemon Grove, 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 or Coronado) contact American Lung Association in California at 619-297-3901

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 you are in North Coastal (Encinitas, Del Mar, Solana Beach ) contact San Dieguito Alliance for Drug-Free Youth at 858-755-6598 and

If you are in Central (San Diego) contact American Lung Association in California at 619-297-3901 or Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego at 858-974-3603 ext 207

If your community is not listed above, please review the Global Directory of Smoke-Free Multi-Housing Programs.

More Resources for:

Residents and Condo Owners

Property Management Companies, Owners and Managers

Affordable Housing

Policy Makers