For Condominium Owners

Protecting Yourself

Condominium owners can be affected by secondhand smoke in the same way that apartment residents can. In multi-unit housing, secondhand smoke can easily travel from smokers’ units to hallways, common areas and non-smokers’ units. For information about your rights and actions you can take to protect yourself from secondhand smoke, here are some guides:

Establishing a Smoke-Free Policy

Condominium buildings are often governed by a homeowners’ association which votes on any rules pertaining to residents and the building property. Homeowners’ associations can adopt rules making their buildings smoke-free. For information about establishing smoke-free policies in condominium communities, here are some resources:

NOTE: These guides are provided for educational purposes only and are not to be construed as legal opinion or as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney familiar with North Carolina law.


NCDHHS, Division of Public Health