Health Department encourages landlords to go smoke-free

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Health Department encourages landlords to go smoke-free

February 22, 2013 Updated Feb 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The McLean County Health Department is reaching out to local landlords and tenants to encourage them to go smoke-free.

As part of the We Choose Health Initiative, encourages landlords and tenants to establish smoke-free policies to limit exposure to secondhand smoke.

Secondhand smoke can be a major concern for residents of multi-unit housing facilities, because smoke migrates from other units and travels through doorways, electrical lines, plumbing pipes and ventilation systems.

Smoke-free policies are voluntary and at the discretion of property owners. It is important to note that the policy would not prevent someone who smokes from living in a smoke-free facility.

For more information visit or contact the health department at (309) 888-5954.

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