Make your house smoke free

Last updated: April 2021

Guide for Smoke Free Strata Housing in Western Australia

Smoking is a common source of tension between neighbours living in strata titled properties. Second-hand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease in adults; asthma and breathing problems in children; and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in babies. In higher density housing such as apartment blocks, tobacco smoke is notoriously difficult to contain. In many cases, residents are unsure about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to smoke drift.

The Guide for smoke free strata housing in Western Australia is a joint initiative of ACOSH and Cancer Council Western Australia. This Guide provides resources on how to introduce a non-smoking by-law, with the aim to:

  • Increase awareness about the dangers of exposure to second-hand smoke among the strata community;
  • Enable tenants, owners and owners’ corporations to increase their skills and confidence to implement non-smoking by-laws in strata-titled properties; and
  • Enable Strata Managers to facilitate and support this process.

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