Implementation of the city of savannah smoke-free ordinance: Lessons learned
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related public policy
Discuss the link between secondhand smoke exposure and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Describe one successful approach to passing and implementing a smoke-free ordinance and education campaign in Savannah Georgia. Identify the evaluation questions, data collection methods, and analysis techniques. Discuss the findings and lessons learned from the evaluation of Savannah City smoke-free ordinance with a focus on its perception by and impact on bar and restaurant customers, employees, and owners/managers.
Keyword(s): Tobacco Policy, Tobacco Control
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Coastal Health District Manager and worked on the adoption, implementation, and enforcement of the Savannah City local smoke free ordinance. I coordinated the data collection for the presentation that will be made during the 2013 APHA meeting.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.