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About the Coalitionbec_combined_2color

The Smoke-Free Housing Coalition is an initiative of the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine. The Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine’s  mission is to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke through the promotion of strong voluntary policies that lead to reduced tobacco use and increased tobacco-free living throughout Maine.

BEC is a statewide umbrella coalition of the following initiatives

  • Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine
    Protecting residents in multi-unit buildings from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network
    Supporting healthcare facilities in using their existing missions and vision to support tobacco-free policy.
  • Maine Tobacco-Free College Network
    Leading Maine’s efforts to strengthen campus tobacco policies and reduce tobacco use on campuses of higher education.
  • Maine Tobacco-Free Behavioral Health Network
    Providing behavioral health facilities with the tools and technical assistance necessary to create tobacco-free environments.
The Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network is an initiative of the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine (BEC). BEC is a program within the Tobacco Prevention Services at the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence.  The program is funded by the Maine Prevention Services.


Partners of the Smoke-Free Housing Coalition include

Landlords and Property Owners/Managers
Maine Apartment Association
Maine Asthma Coalition
Maine Affordable Housing Coalition
Maine Housing Search
Local Landlord Associations