Three Good Reasons to Live in a Smoke Free Apartment Community
At Camden, providing Living Excellence is our number one priority. If our residents request something that will genuinely improve their quality of life, we listen to them! Whether it’s updating our pet guidelines to accommodate an additional furry friend or hosting exciting events, we work hard to foster the lifestyle our residents want. When the majority of our residents told us they would like to live in a smoke free apartment community for health and environmental reasons, we decided to make that transition!
If you are thinking about moving, here are three good reasons to live in a smoke free community:
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Live in a cleaner, greener community.
Harmless as it may seem, a cigarette butt is not biodegradable. According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, cigarette butts are the most common kind of litter on earth; 4.5 trillion of them are discarded annually! Although a cigarette butt may break down into tiny pieces, the chemical particles do not actually go away; instead, they contribute to environmental pollution by making their way into our air and water supply. If you would rather steer clear of those toxins, a smoke free community would be a safer bet.
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Breathe easy in a healthy environment.
The American Cancer Society states there is no safe exposure to secondhand smoke, because it contains over 7,000 chemicals, including at least 70 that are known to cause cancer. It also affects the heart and blood vessels of non-smokers, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
When you choose to live in a smoke free community, you lessen your exposure to these health complications and can enjoy the carefree lifestyle of breathing easy in a healthy environment!
Reduce the risk of fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, still-smoldering cigarettes are a major contributor to fires. Cigarette butts and other smoking materials left in a trash or waste bin account for 23% of all smoking-related fires. Including e-cigarettes, smoking materials are the leading cause of death in home fires. While highly unlikely and unintentional, it’s important to be aware that fires can happen anywhere and living in a smoke free community can lower that risk.
Start searching for your new apartment in a smoke free environment today! All Camden communities in Atlanta, Georgia now proudly offer smoke free living! We are also adding new smoke free communities all over the country. Simply visit camdenliving.com, select your desired community, and check out the “Live Green” amenities to see if your community is smoke free.