Continuing to clear the air: smoke-free trends
Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Understanding the detailed efforts of localities working to make public spaces smoke-free is an important part of public health advocacy in the United States. Four presentations address these tobacco-control efforts from different perspectives. The first presentation looks at the role of research that aided in implementing smoke-free downtown policies. The second presentation examines the role of legal policies that have assisted in localities implementing smoke-free public areas. The third explores the success and challenges of smoke-free housing, using a case study in Maine. The final presentation reviews how a local tobacco control ordinance is faring in its early days of implementation. Lessons learned from how to use research, existing legal policies, and media and other strategic plans may help advocates successfully implement future smoke-free public spaces initiatives.
Session Objectives: Discuss the interplay of research, legal policies, and implementation plans in the grass root efforts of localities working to make public spaces smoke-free.
Describe the steps necessary to successfully implement smoke-free policies, and identify areas of concern that may derail such efforts.
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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Law, Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)