Campaign Educates Richmond on Smoke-Free Housing Law

“When one person smokes, the whole building smokes.”

That’s the message of a new public education campaign focused on Richmond’s landmark smoke free multi-unit housing law.  The Tobacco Prevention Coalition of Contra Costa County and the American Lung Association in California produced the campaign with a $13,500 First 5 Contra Costa health promotion grant.

Richmond’s smoke-free multi-unit housing law went into effect in January and requires all apartments and condominiums to be non-smoking.  With 44% of Richmond’s population living in rental housing, the campaign is designed to inform these residents of their new protections and to increase awareness of the dangers of secondhand smoke on young children. Continue reading