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 (legislative)
- 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 East Region (Lemon Grove) contact Nile Sisters Development Organization at 619-265-2959.
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 your community is not listed above, please review the Global Directory of Smoke-Free Multi-Housing Programs.