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A smoke-free rule is completely legal.

If members of a condominium association want their building to be smoke-free, they can vote to amend the condominium rules and by-laws to establish a no smoking policy. A smoke-free policy also makes a property healthier, more valuable, safer and easier to maintain.

Invest in your property’s future.

Despite increased demand, relatively few condominium buildings are completely smoke-free.10 Capitalize on this market gap  and improve the value of your property in the process. Learn more about the many reasons to go smoke-free.

Like any home-improvement project, a smoke-free policy is an investment in the value of a home. When a condominium association adopts a smoke-free policy, they remove the health risks associated with secondhand smoke and increase the value of their property. Smoke-free policies also reduce money spent on cleaning and repainting, and decrease the risk of fire.

The demand for smoke-free homes is clear: Approximately 73% of Massachusetts condominium buyers are more interested in a listing if it’s part of a smoke-free building.11 According to a poll taken by the Census Bureau and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 80% of Massachusetts residents have smoke-free rules in their own homes already.12 Having a smoke-free policy that protects your entire building will help attract buyers to your property while also making current residents happier.

Remember, smoke-free does not mean smoker-free
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It simply means no smoking inside or close to the building. Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about smoke-free policies, and learn how to go smoke-free.

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