Smoking Complaints and Information
Information Line: (402) 444-7221 (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm)
If you observe Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act violations (smoking inside) you may submit a complaint form and our department will follow up with the establishment.
For more information on the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act.
Multi-unit housing refers to housing establishments whereby multiple families live within a single structure but within separate units. While the definition of multi-unit housing includes apartments, duplexes, and condominiums, the legal arrangements greatly differ between a landlord and tenant relationship compared to that of condominium owner and condominium governing board.
If you experience secondhand smoke exposure inside your apartment and apartment management has not resolved your issue after contacting them, feel free to contact the Health Department and we will happily aid you in your endeavor to avoid smoke exposure.
Douglas County Live Smoke Free Apartment, Business, and Food & Drink Map is available for citizens to find housing and public establishments that are smoke free and to also recognize those businesses that have integrated a tobacco free policy beyond the minimum requirements set by the Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act.
Multi-Unit Housing Manager/Owner Resources
Smoke-free housing is an increasing demand from tenants, and pursuing a smoke-free policy in your housing establishment has numerous financial and legal benefits. It is important to note that it is legal to prohibit smoking on the housing premises, including common areas, parking lots, and inside the housing unit. Multi-unit housing property owners may even be subject to lawsuits from tenants if property owners fail to prohibit smoking or accommodate a tenant when a tenant is sensitive to secondhand smoke.
For more information concerning tobacco-related programs and events happening in Douglas County, visit the Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition website: http://www.motac.org/
For more information concerning tobacco; including resources for quitting, health effects and education, and information for healthcare providers, please visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/tfn_ces.aspx