When you open a door to show a unit, and the first thing the viewer blurts out is, "Did someone smoke here?!", you know that cigarette stench is costing you money.
Well, The Towbes Group Inc. of Santa Barbara has decided to ban smoking in almost 2,000 apartments across 13 of its complexes. This isn't some attempt at improving ecology or health (although that is reason enough). The smoking ban is meant to cut costs, since cleaning apartments previously rented by smokers is generally 2x as expensive as that of non-smokers.