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Smoke-Free Apartments

Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County

Physical Address:

Milton Location
5527 Stewart St.
Milton, FL, 32570
850-983-5200

Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Multifamily Housing 

Smoke-free multifamily housing is in demand among Florida’s renters. In fact, more than 85 percent of adults in Florida do not smoke, and four out of five of them would prefer to live in smoke-free housing.

The Florida Apartment Association, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health and Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida, offers resources for property owners and managers to adopt smoke-free policies.

  • Research demonstrates that secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing can and does transfer between units, seeping into smoke-free areas from areas where smoking occurs.
  • Secondhand smoke can travel to living spaces and common areas through ventilation systems, plumbing, or electrical lines.
  • The only sure way to guard against involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke is to eliminate smoking in all indoor spaces.

We Can Help 

Multifamily properties that are interested in becoming smoke-free can learn more at Smoke-Free Multifamily Housing

The DOH-Santa Rosa has literature about smoking and offers FREE smoking cessation classes for anyone interested in quitting the tobacco habit. Contact Vince Nguyen at 850-564-2253 for more information.