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The Minneapolis Health Department is launching a campaign to increase the availability of smoke-free rental housing 

The US Surgeon General reports there are no safe levels of second hand smoke. The Minneapolis Health Department launched this campaign after conducting a survey of Minneapolis rental properties, which showed that one-third do not have a policy requiring people to smoke outside. In rental housing that accepts subsidies for low-income renters, there are even fewer smoke-free options. Only 38% of these properties have smoke-free policies.  


The goals of the campaign are:

1. Encourage property owners and renters to pursue smoke-free rental housing

2. Thank people who smoke for protecting their neighbors from secondhand smoke.  


As part of the Take It Outside campaign, MHD and Live SmokeFree can provide one-on-one assistance and resources to help.

Assistance for Property Owners/Managers 


Assistance for Renters


For assistance and campaign materials, call Jackie with ANSR at 651-646-3005 or visit Live Smoke Free


For information about MHD and the campaign contact:

Healthy Living

Phone: 612-673-3815 or [email protected]

Additional Resources


Protect yourself and your renters from secondhand smoke.
Thank your neighbors for Taking It Outside.

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Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301. 
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500


Last updated Feb 26, 2018



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