BOSTON—Efforts to restrict smoking in Boston are moving from bars and office-buildings to private homes.
Mayor Thomas Menino is scheduled to launch Boston's first smoke-free housing registry on Tuesday. The initiative seeks to resolve a problem posed by secondhand smoke in multiunit housing, where toxic fumes can seep from one apartment to another and bother other residents.
Under program, residents of Boston's smoke-free buildings are protected by a written no-smoking policy that prohibits smoking anywhere inside the building as well as outdoor areas where smoke may contaminate indoor air.
City officials are also set to unveil a public awareness campaign to encourage landlords to list their smoke-free properties and tenants to use it to find housing.
Officials are also expected to discuss other citywide efforts to reduce smoking.
Boston's smoke-free housing registry: www.BostonSmokeFreeHomes.org