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Save Money and Your Building

Smoke-free housing policies save property owners and managers money.

Cost SavingsLandlord-Fact-Sheet

  • 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.

Fire Hazards

  • 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