Smokefree Social Housing

Smokefree Social Housing

Smokefree social housing environments can improve tenants’ health and  wellbeing.

A smokefree social housing policy can result in wins for tenants, housing providers, and the wider community.

Helpful resources and links


You may find the following resources helpful when considering developing your approach to smokefree social housing.

Latest scientific research papers

Guides and other resources

SFSocialHousingToolkitDownload the Smokefree Social Housing Toolkit [1.36MB PDF].

The Toolkit provides information, templates and checklists to assist you to engage with your staff, partner organisations, and your tenants, as you move towards the goal of becoming smokefree.

Contact Smokefree Canterbury if you have any feedback or questions about this toolkit and/or would like support to become smokefree. You can also phone 03 364 1777.

This toolkit is the winner of the 2017 Australasian Housing Institute Professional Excellence in Housing Award for the “Leading Innovation” category in New Zealand.


Smokefree Social Housing Disclaimer

These webpages and the Toolkit document include an interpretation of selected clauses from the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990. The summary and interpretation does not reproduce these clauses and must not be taken or used as legal advice.

It is recommended that organisations obtain independent legal advice relevant to their specific circumstances and intent. Although the Canterbury District Health Board has taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information is accurate, it accepts no liability or responsibility for any acts or omissions, done or omitted in reliance in whole or in part, on the information presented within this summary or elsewhere within these webpages or the Toolkit document.

The Canterbury District Health Board accepts no responsibility for the manner in which this information is subsequently used.