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Smoking materials are the leading cause of residential fire deaths, and the evidence is clear that secondhand smoke is harmful for health. In multi-unit housing, secondhand smoke travels from smokers’ units to other residents’ units and common areas. The only way to fully protect residents from secondhand smoke is to eliminate smoking in indoor spaces. Fortunately, many apartments are going smoke-free to keep up with industry trends, to provide health benefits to residents and employees, and to save money.

Visit North Carolina’s Smoke-Free Housing website ( to find tools, templates and resources for:

  • Landlords thinking about implementing a smoke-free policy
  • Condo owners seeking to protect yourself from secondhand smoke
  • Renters looking for a smoke-free apartment

Find a Smoke-Free Home
Click here to find a smoke-free home.

Consider sharing information about support for quitting smoking when adopting a smoke-free policy.
Orange County provides residents with up to 8 weeks of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy through our Freshstart program and the Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW). For more information, please visit:

County staff are available to assist local managers and owners in going smoke-free.
For more information, please contact Coby Jansen Austin or (919) 245-2424.