4407.0 Reducing Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
Despite progress in reducing secondhand smoke exposure in the United States, serious risks still exist. According to the 2006 Surgeon General's report on involuntary smoke exposure, more than 126 million nonsmokers in the United States continue to be exposed to environmental tobacco smoke in homes, vehicles, workplaces, and public places. Children, in particular, are at risk for involuntary exposure: an estimated 60% of U.S. children are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. This session includes interventions and activities that reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe strategies to reduce environmental tobacco smoke. 2. Explain the impact of policy on ETS exposure.

5:00 PM
Marketing Clean Indoor Air Regulation for a healthy community
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP, Anita Ray, RS and Krista Farley, MS
5:15 PM
Gaining insight from business decision-makers: Surveying landlords to explore influences of smoke-free apartment policy adoption
Derek R. Smith, MPH/MSW, Brightstar Ohlson, MS, Gabriela Lemus, Edith Cabuslay, MPH and Scott Morrow, MD, MPH
5:30 PM
Community Smoke-free Laws and Secondhand Smoke Exposure, Home Smoking Policies and Support for Public Smoke-free Policy
Karen Butler, DNP, RN, Sarah Adkins, MS, Mary Kay Rayens, PhD, Ellen J. Hahn, PhD, RN, William Gombeski, MBA, MPH and Jason Britt, MBA

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)