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[New York] HOUSING HEALTH EQUITY: Addressing NYC Tobacco Disparities and Expanding Smoke-Free Housing

Housing Health Equity Forum City & State NY Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)... Experts will discuss strategies to address NYC’s tobacco-related health disparities as well as efforts to house health equity with smoke-free housin
added Sep 18, 2015 12:38

[California] City poised to ban smoking in multi-unit homes

Smoking in multi-unit housing will be prohibited under an extension of Manhattan Beach’s smoking ban that received its first reading Tuesday night. Smoking was banned throughout the city in July last year. At its August 18 meeting, council asked staff t
Easy Reader (Hermosa Beach, CA)
added Sep 17, 2015 17:35

[Canada] Smoker-Rights Battle Heads To B.C. Supreme Court

a bitter battle between a Langley strata council and Paul Aradi, a man who says he should have the right to smoke in his own condo, is headed to B.C. Supreme Court. The strata filed a petition against the 70-year-old army veteran this week. They want a
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 9, 2015 23:26

[California] Davis bans smoking in parks, other public areas

City Council votes unanimously for smoking ban in parks, plazas, recreation areas / Several other cities in the state already have passed such bans / Davis now looking at banning smoking in private homes that are part of multifamily housing units
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Sep 2, 2015 20:27

[Hawaii] Residential common areas are off-limits for smoking ($$)

Disputes among smokers and nonsmokers living in apartment buildings and other close quarters are a perennial topic for Kokua Line. Rules vary according to the property type. Secondhand smoke exposure “in multiunit housing is problematic because there is
Honolulu (HI) Star Advertiser
added Sep 2, 2015 10:23

[Arizona] More Valley apartment complexes becoming 'smoke free'

It's a growing trend in the Valley and across the country. More and more apartment complexes are converting to smoke-free communities. Mountain Park Apartment Homes in Ahwatukee is one of them. "I don't have to worry that when I come to the pool, or go (Newschannel 3)
added Aug 30, 2015 21:42

[South Dakota] Smoke-free policies benefit apartment dwellers, owners

Though 38 percent of the survey respondents without a smoke-free policy thought they would lose tenants when they adopted the policy, Burdette said, "that was not the case." Only 1 percent of property owners who implemented a smoke-free policy noted an i
Medical Xpress (
added Aug 26, 2015 11:36

[UK] Recent trends in children's exposure to second-hand smoke in England: cotinine evidence from the Health Survey for England [FREE FULL TEXT]

children's exposure to second-hand smoke has declined by 79% since 1998, with continuing progress since smoke-free legislation in 2007. An emerging social norm in England has led to the adoption of smoke-free homes not only when parents are non-smokers, b
added Aug 25, 2015 21:20

[UK] Fenland urged to quit smoking

The Smokefree Homes and Cars campaign launches on tomorrow (Wednesday, August 26) and encourages everyone to sign the pledge to make their home and car smoke free. No matter how careful smokers are, smoking inside exposes everyone to harmful secondhand s
Fenland Citizen (uk)
added Aug 25, 2015 05:51

ARCHIVE: No Clear Link Between Passive Smoking and Lung Cancer [FREE FULL TEXT]

Asked whether a waitress who spent 15 years working in a smoky bar should feel reassured, Wakelee said, “Certainly, if you look just at this study and ignore other data. But you can’t really ignore all the other data or ignore all the health risks linked
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
added Aug 15, 2015 19:42
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