Burnsville Renters Support Citywide Smoke-Free Housing

From 2022-2023 Dakota County Public Health (DCPH) and Live Smoke Free (LSF) collaborated with the City of Burnsville to gather data to inform smoke-free housing opportunities in Burnsville. LSF and DCPH surveyed 221 residents (response rate 24%) and six property managers (response rate 100%) of seven Burnsville multi-unit housing properties. The goal of the survey was to understand resident and staff exposure to secondhand smoke and inform strategies to reduce secondhand smoke exposure in Burnsville buildings.

Key Findings

Residents’ Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in the Apartment

Tobacco Smoke

Marijuana Smoke

Health Problems due to Secondhand Smoke Exposure

15 residents reported health problems related to secondhand smoke exposure.

Support for Citywide Policies

Disclosure of Smoking Policy


of residents support

Smoke-Free Requirement


of residents support

To learn more about Burnsville renters’ opinions on smoke-free housing, read the one page summary or the full report.

Supported by funding from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership of the Minnesota Department of Health and Dakota County Public Health Department.