Bayside residents form a new organization to combat indoor smoking.

The Bayside Smoke-free Housing Alliance wants to increase the number of smoke-free apartment buildings in the Bayside and Bay Terrace communities. 

Organizers say there are more than 30 apartment buildings in these two areas. The alliance plans to inform landlords and property owners of how smoking could increase liability risks, and could make their properties less desirable.

Residents tell us they were inspired to form the alliance after the successful elimination of smoking from a Glen Oaks building earlier this year.