“While there is so much that is out of our control in this unprecedented moment, we can make individual decisions to improve our lives and the lives of those around us. In addition to wearing a facial covering, stopping smoking has been shown to improve one's health and the health of those around you. Be a good neighbor and be good to yourself.”
Montgomery County also bans smoking and vaping in the common areas of multifamily housing — so, no smoking in hallways, lobbies or laundries, etc. The prohibition is enforced by the property’s managers and applies in Rockville.
Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
About 32.4 million American adults — and 15.5% of Marylanders — still smoke cigarettes.
Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths.
More than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease, such as heart and lung disease, which may increase risk for serious complications from COVID-19.