- Dr. Jessica K. Pepper, Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communication, University of North Carolina
- Deb Drandoff, Assistant Director, Prevention & Youth Services, Washington State ESD 112
- Paul Davis, Tobacco Prevention & Control and Marijuana Education, WA State Department of Health
- Ron Oldham, Moderator
If you are interested in participating in a learning community focused on the science and policy impacts of e-cigarettes and vaping, please click on this link and sign up for further conversations.
Watch it here:E Cigs Vaping Webinar Feb 19 2015 Final
Connect here:E-cigs and Vaping: What You Need to Know
Foundation for Healthy Generations (Healthy Gen) was funded by the Department of Health in 2011 to lead efforts with public housing authorities to create changes in systems that improve the health of residents, including the creation of no-smoking policies. As of 2014, 32 of the 38 Public Housing Authorities in the state have at least one or more properties covered by a no-smoking policy. This includes 34,174 of a total of 38,844 public housing units in Washington State. In 2009, only 4 public housing authorities, with a total of 834 units, had a no-smoking policy in place. The advancement of no-smoking policies currently impacts about 82,000 residents of public housing authorities throughout the state. Twenty-eight (28) of the 32 Public Housing Authorities with no-smoking policies cover 100 percent of their properties. At least 19 Public Housing Authority no-smoking policies are considered comprehensive.
Connect To These Resources:WA_DOH_CaseStudyFHG_101014_r3.pdf
Webinar and presentation slides from "The Case for Uniform, Effective Enforcement of a No Smoking Policy" Webinar in December, 2013.
Connect To These Resources:The Case for Uniform, Effective Enforcement of a No Smoking Policy PowerPoint.pdf
Watch it here:Enforcing Your No-Smoking Policy_ Lessons From The Field.wmv
Washington State experiences with no smoking policy enforcement and cases from Washington Housing Authorities
Connect To These Resources:Examples of Washington Housing Authorities .pdf
A quick elevator speech to encourage landlords to adopt a no smoking policy for their rental units.
Connect To These Resources:Elevator Speech Handout.pdf
Webinar and presentation slides from our January, 2014 webinar outlining guidance for enforcing no smoking policies for section 8 staff.
Connect To These Resources:No Smoking Policies for Section 8.pdf
Watch it here:2014-01-16 14.34 No Smoking for Section 8 Staff.wmv
Webinar & presentation slides from March, 2014 webinar for Housing Authority & Public Health Department staff working with low-income subsidized housing tenants.
Connect To These Resources:Cessation Webinar Slides_6Mar2014_Final.pdf
Watch it here:2014-03-06 09.31 Smoking Cessation Resources for Housing Authority Tenants.wmv
Landlords play a vitally important role in the movement to provide safe and healthy housing. This No Smoking Resource Guide for Landlords with Section 8 Tenants discusses the benefits of going smoke-free and how to get started implementing a no-smoking policy.