Everyone has the right to live in a smokefree home. For many living in multi-unit housing such as apartments and condos, breathing secondhand smoke from neighboring units 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:

  • City of El Cajon (outdoor common areas only)

Resources by Area

If you are in East Region (La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, unincorporated areas of east county) contact at Community Action Service & Advocacy 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.

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  sandieguitoalliance4@aol.com.

If you are in Central (San Diego) contact Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego at 858-974-3603 ext. 207 or contact Communities Against Substance Abuse at 619-442-2727. 

More Resources for:

Residents and Condo Owners

Property Management Companies, Owners and Managers

Affordable Housing

Policy Makers