Brookline Hosts Smoke-Free Housing Info Sessions

 

Brookline Smoke Free HousingDo you own or manage multi-unit housing in Brookline? Looking for a way to attract more tenants and reduce maintenance costs? Smoke-free housing is the key. Find out how you can make your property smoke-free! During this year’s National Public Health Week, the Brookline Department of Public Health will be sponsoring smoke-free housing information sessions, free of charge.

In addition to learning the latest market research on the demand of smoke free properties, these seminars will provide basic legal advice, sample leases, and condominium documents.

“Contrary to popular belief,” said Alan Balsam, PhD, MPH, Director of Brookline Public Health and Human Services, “there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. The Surgeon General states that the only way to completely protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure is to eliminate smoking indoors. Separating smokers from nonsmokers, cleaning the air and ventilating buildings will not eliminate exposure.”

Presented by the Public Health Advocacy Institute, these information sessions will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in the Denny Room (lower level) of the Brookline Department of Public Health, 11 Pierce Street, Brookline. Healthy refreshments will be provided. To accommodate potential scheduling conflicts, attendees will have their choice of three presentations held throughout the day: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or 6:30p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The same information and materials will be relayed at each session and all attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a basket of healthy treats.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Wesley Chin, Tobacco Control Program Coordinator at 617-730-2333 or wchin@brooklinema.gov.