Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Smoke-free Policy in Philadelphia Public Housing.

  title={Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Smoke-free Policy in Philadelphia Public Housing.},
  author={Ann C Klassen and Nora L. Lee and Aaron Pankiewicz and Rikki L. Ward and Michelle Shuster and Bethany Townsend Ogbenna and Anita Wade and M. E. Kyofa Boamah and Olufunlayo Osayameh and Ana Mar{\'i}a Rule and Dorota M. Szymkowiak and Ryan Coffman and Virginius Bragg and Giridhar Mallya},
  journal={Tobacco regulatory science},
  volume={3 2},
OBJECTIVES Multi-unit housing environments remain significant sources of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure, especially for vulnerable populations in subsidized housing. In Philadelphia, the largest US housing authority to implement smoke-free policies, we measured baseline resident smoking-related behaviors and attitudes, and longitudinal exposures to airborne nicotine, during policy development and implementation. METHODS In 4 communities, we collected data in 2013, 2014, and 2016, before and… CONTINUE READING

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