4368.0 Don't Catch My Drift: Smoke-Free Multi Unit Dwellings

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
The 2006 Surgeon Generalís Report concluded there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. As smoke-free protections continue to increase throughout the United States, the home, specifically multi-unit housing, remains a location of significant involuntary exposure. Research shows that tobacco smoke can drift between units, through hallways, ventilation, fixtures, doors and windows. This is not only a nuisance, but also a significant public health issue. In recent years communities have begun to take action and increase protections. This session will present an array of strategies, policies, and legal considerations required to increase secondhand smoke protections within various multi-unit housing settings.
Session Objectives: Describe the various methods of measurement and strategies for reducing secondhand smoke exposure in multi-unit housing.† Describe methods for assessing attitudes and support among owners, occupants and managers of housing units. Evaluate various legal issues involved in developing, implementing, and enforcing effective smoke-free housing policies.
John Francis, MPH, MBA

4:30 PM
Assessment of tenant support for tobacco-free policies in multi-unit dwellings
Lisa M. Nackers, MS, MPH, Steven B. Pokorny, PhD, Tracey E. Barnett, PhD, Sarah T. Catalanotto, MPH and Andrew C. Romero, MEd
5:10 PM
5:30 PM

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Cancer Forum, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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