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E-Cigarette Smoking Policy in Single-Family Rental Homes

E-cigarettes popularity is seem everywhere as an effective means to quit smoking tobacco. How does one identify these e- cigarette users? By the cloud of vapor around them.  Initially thought to be harmless, E-cigarette smoking leaves hazardous substances deposits and may result in pricey cleaning expenses to remove the film residue as a result of the smoke. E-cigarette’s potential hazardous and liable considerations, Real Property Management Coeur d’Alene advises  owners of single-family rentals to prohibit E-cigarette usage, just as you would prohibit other forms of smoking.

Residue

The primary reasons landlords do not allow E-cigarette smoking inside rental properties is residue. The E-cigarette’s vapor leaves with it a filmy residue on windows, mirrors, doors, walls and carpets that is tough and expensive to rid your rental property of.

Chemical Hazards

Aside expensive removal of the residue, E-cigarette smoke consists of properties that are disadvantageous to the body. Although not toxic in the way of tabacco, research shows that vapors from these cigarettes are toxic. According to an analysis conducted by the FDA, the vapor expelled from this device contains hazardous ingredients such as diethylene glycol, nitrosamines, and nicotine. Other sources also found carcinogenic substances like formaldehyde and benzene in some devices.

An article form landlordtalking.com states that two people have reported recent incidences of car fires due to the E-cigarette battery charger. Also, a man recently reported that his own charger suddenly caught fire in the middle of his sleep. This event forced him to leave his apartment. These fire are a result of the Lithium Ion batteries in E-cigarettes, cell phones and laptops, and this rarity happens more than people may think.

Our intention at Real Property Management Coeur d’Alene is to leave you the most informed in the world of property management, and we hope you take this into consideration in adding E-cigarette policy into your lease.