The Lincoln County Tobacco Free Coalition would like to give our applause and congratulations to Jefferson Manor (located near Jefferson School) and Perry Reid Properties for adopting smoke-free policies for their apartment buildings. The new Pacific Heights Apartments are smoke free and the Pacific Place Apartments are proceeding forward with becoming smoke-free. Both of these properties are owned by Perry Reid Properties.
Smoke-free policies make apartment living safer by preventing the health risks that come with secondhand and third-hand smoke. There is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure. Low-income residents and children are disproportionately affected when smoking is allowed in apartment buildings. Unfortunately, when smoking is allowed, that smoke migrates throughout the building.
Moving to smoke-free buildings also provides safety from a fire risk standpoint.
It is good to know that residents have these options that provide safe and healthy living residences.
Lincoln County Tobacco Free Coalition volunteer