Save Money and Your Building
Smoke-free housing policies save property owners and managers money.
- Turnover costs can be as much as 5 to 10 times lower for units where smoking is prohibited compared to a unit where smoking is allowed.
- Smoking is in the top 3 leading causes of residential fire death.
- In 2014, 7,600 residential fires in the United States were caused by smoking, resulting in $230 million in losses.
- In Maine in 2015, 197 fires were caused by smoking materials or cigarettes and 6 fire deaths directly related to smoking.
Sources: U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Data Center, 2015 Annual Report Maine State Fire Marshall