Effective August 28, 2018, all residential buildings with three or more units will be required by law to create a policy on smoking – including a policy on smoking within residential units – and disclose it to all current and future tenants.
The law requires that owners:
Building owners are responsible for choosing how to enforce tenant violations.
For more information about the law, including how to comply, visit https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/smoke/smoking-disclosure-guide-policy-residential.pdf.
For a sample policy on smoking, visit https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/smoke/smoking-sample-policy-residential.pdf. Building owners can use this policy as a model for their building or they can create their own policy.