Online Program

Trending Now: The Second Decade of Smoke-Free Housing Data and Advancements

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tina Pettingill, MPH, Community Education, MaineHealth, Scarborough, ME
Sarah Mayberry, BS, Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine, Portland, ME
As we move into the second decade of the the smoke-free multi-unit housing movement, it is important to review progress and analyze past and current data trends. Maine, a leader in the field since the inception of the movement, will take a moment to look back at the past 10 years of this fast-moving environment, compare and contrast today to yesterday and reflect on how quickly things have progressed. Experts from the Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine will share Maine's new and groundbreaking smoke-free housing data from their state-wide landlord and tenant data collection survey and break down the challenges that continue to arise. Discussion of the disparities that still exist in secondhand smoke exposure for those who live in multi-unit housing will be held with an overview of not only Maine data but the new CDC Vital Signs release (Feb 2015) and tribal data. Though immense progress has been made within the first 10 years of smoke-free housing efforts, much remains to be accomplished to further reduce and eventually eliminate involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing. Participants can expect to learn advanced lessons from a mature smoke-free housing program including ideas on funding, messaging, cultural norm changes and data collection. A solution-based discussion will also be facilitated to share ideas around secondhand smoke exposure in disparate populations and how to eliminate these disparities in the second decade of smoke-free housing work.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify and explain current trends in smoke-free housing data. Describe advanced work being conducted in smoke-free housing field. Identify disparities that still exist in multi-unit secondhand smoke exposure and discuss effective means to reduce that exposure.

Keyword(s): Tobacco Control, Public Health Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been in the field of smoke-free housing for over 12 years and in the field of public health and specifically tobacco prevention and control for more than 20. I founded the Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine and we are considered a leader in this field.
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.