You won't find a restaurant in Orlando, Florida that allows it and Orlando-area hotels have offered a choice for years. We're talking about smoking. A state-wide ban on smoking in restaurants has been in effect for awhile and now apartment complexes are looking at the option to going smoke-free as well.
Offering smoke-free living is just one more extra perk apartment complexes are looking to offer their tenants. No more cigarette butts on the walkways, no more holding your breath as you pass people in the breezeway smoking outside their door, and no more smoke wafting up into your apartment from the neighbors downstairs! There are many benefits to going smoke-free whether it's to maintain a clean dwelling or to maintain clean lungs!
Children as well as adults exposed to secondhand smoke can encounter serious health issues. For apartment residents, secondhand smoke can be a major concern. It can migrate from other apartments and common areas and make its way through doorways, walls, porches, electrical lines, plumbing, and ventilation systems. This is why many apartment complexes have decided to go smoke-free.
Besides the benefit of smoke-free premises, you have the advantage of knowing the carpet and walls of your dwelling haven't absorbed harmful toxins from cigarette smoke from the previous renters. And if you've felt weird in the past asking your friends to not smoke in your apartment this gives you the perfect excuse to tell your visiting nicotine-loving friends to put away their smokes while they are in your home.
And if you are a smoker, this may be just the incentive to help you. It's a tough habit to break, but if you want to live in some of the nicer, upscale apartment complexes in Orlando, you may just have to kick your smoking habit. And if you have a family with young children, who are more susceptible to secondhand smoke and allergies, this amenity is definitely an added benefit to help you quit smoking for their health as well as yours.
So instead of heading outside for a puff with friends, grab a nice bottle of vino or cold drink, and relax in your smoke-free apartment or on your porch knowing your nose (and lungs) won't be interrupted by secondhand smoke.