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Secondhand Smoking in a Residence

 
Smoking and using e-cigarettes, which includes cannabis (marijuana), is prohibited in the common areas of residential buildings with three or more units.
 
Common areas include:
– Lobbies
– Hallways
– Stairways
– Elevators
– Basements
– Laundry rooms
 
You can make a complaint about:
– Smoking taking place in locations covered by the Smoke-Free Air Act
– A building owner that has not disclosed or shared a policy on smoking to current or prospective tenants
 
Find more information on the Frequently Asked Questions Handout by the Department of Health on the link nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/smoke/neighbor-secondhand-smoke-faq.pdf. Contact your landlord to make a smoking complaint. Call 311 for assistance by phone.
 
Updated on May 25th, 2021
 

New York State Smoking Quit Line

 
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(866) 697-8487
 
 
New York State Smoking Quit Line provides free support to individuals who are interested in tobacco cessation: www.nysmokefree.com or call (866) NY-QUITS (866) 697-8487

 

 



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