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RHINO members voted on a number of provisions that owners should take into consideration before converting to "SMOKE FREE"
Converting to Smoke Free Multifamily Housing?  RHINO members Strongly Recommend:

1 Smoke free policy should be included in the lease and advertising.

2 tenants and their representatives should be involved in the planning for conversion to smoke free buildings

3 Landlords should have clear guidelines for enforcement and an appeal process with a neutral third party

4 Landlord should provide outdoor smoke respite areas

5 1 year transition period

6 Landlords should provide transfer or relocation assistance

7 Landlords should provide smoking cessation resources for tenants who want to quit

Additional Member Comments

  1. There are some smoking cessation resources through ODH and the Medicaid expansion. If a landlord connects tenants to these resources, I would see that as equal to providing resources. I don't believe landlords should be fully responsible for relocating tenants who cannot agree to curtail their smoking inside the apartment building. It would be helpful if they can refer them to other properties.

  2. Smoke free policy MUST be in the lease, advertising is less crucial

  3. How can they take that right from us


Here's how they voted


Tenants involved in planning Landlord provide smoking cessation assistance 1 year transtion period landlord provide outdoor smoking area Landlords provide transfer or relocation assistance Smoke free policy should be included in the lease and advertising Landlordhave clear guidelines for enforcement and an appeal process with a neutral third party
average 4.7272727273 3.6363636364 4.1818181818 4.3636363636 3.7272727273 4.8181818182 4.5454545455
mode 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Notes: 
Members were asked to rank each recommendation on a scale of 1 (not too important) to 5 (very important)  You can view the form here. Take the survey yourself.  RHINO will keep tabs on public responses.
Average shows the total rank score divided by the number of votes
Mode show the most common rank for each recommendation (high number shows stronger preference)
Ranking of the recommendations was based on average score.




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