Fact: You can save money by implementing a smoke-free policy. You will reduce wear and tear, and save on cleaning and repainting costs. Unit turnover costs in buildings with a smoke-free policy can be 5 to 10 times less than in buildings where smoking was allowed.
Fact: In Maine, 90% of adults believe that people should be protected from secondhand smoke. According to recent surveys conducted in Maine, seven out of ten renters would prefer to live in smoke-free apartments. In fact, a 2011 survey of Maine renters found that 43% would be willing to pay more to live in a smoke-free apartment.
Fact: Once you implement a policy, smoking will be so noticeable that you are likely to hear about it from other residents. Enforcing a smoking policy is a lot less of a headache than mediating disputes between smokers and non-smokers without a policy in place.