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Implementation of a smoke-free policy in subsidized multiunit housing: effects on smoking cessation and secondhand smoke exposure.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2012 Sep; 14(9):1027-34.NT

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

We studied the impact of implementing a comprehensive smoke-free policy in multiunit housing in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Among low-income tenants living in a subset of subsidized multiunit buildings, we evaluated cessation-related behaviors, policy knowledge and compliance, and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure.

METHODS

We mailed a self-administered questionnaire to a random sample of 839 current tenants of 17 subsidized buildings 4 months after policy implementation in January 2008 and sent another questionnaire to participants 1 year later. Results are based on 440 tenants who completed both surveys.

RESULTS

We observed a self-reported annualized quit rate of 14.7% over the study period (95% CI = 7.9%-21.6%) compared with a historical quit rate in this population of 2.6% (95% CI = 0.6%-4.5%). Almost half of ongoing smokers reduced their cigarette consumption. More smokers correctly reported policy rules for indoor settings than for outdoor settings; self-reported indoor smoking decreased significantly from 59% to 17%. Among nonsmokers, frequent indoor SHS exposure (multiple times per week) decreased significantly from 41% prepolicy to 17% postpolicy.

CONCLUSIONS

The implementation of a smoke-free policy was associated with positive changes in cessation-related behaviors and reduced SHS exposure in this population of low-income adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Program Design and Evaluation Services, 827 NE Oregon Street., Ste. 250, Portland, OR 97232, USA. barbara.a.pizacani@state.or.usNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22318686

Citation

Pizacani, Barbara A., et al. "Implementation of a Smoke-free Policy in Subsidized Multiunit Housing: Effects On Smoking Cessation and Secondhand Smoke Exposure." Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research On Nicotine and Tobacco, vol. 14, no. 9, 2012, pp. 1027-34.
Pizacani BA, Maher JE, Rohde K, et al. Implementation of a smoke-free policy in subsidized multiunit housing: effects on smoking cessation and secondhand smoke exposure. Nicotine Tob Res. 2012;14(9):1027-34.
Pizacani, B. A., Maher, J. E., Rohde, K., Drach, L., & Stark, M. J. (2012). Implementation of a smoke-free policy in subsidized multiunit housing: effects on smoking cessation and secondhand smoke exposure. Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research On Nicotine and Tobacco, 14(9), 1027-34. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntr334
Pizacani BA, et al. Implementation of a Smoke-free Policy in Subsidized Multiunit Housing: Effects On Smoking Cessation and Secondhand Smoke Exposure. Nicotine Tob Res. 2012;14(9):1027-34. PubMed PMID: 22318686.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Implementation of a smoke-free policy in subsidized multiunit housing: effects on smoking cessation and secondhand smoke exposure. AU - Pizacani,Barbara A, AU - Maher,Julie E, AU - Rohde,Kristen, AU - Drach,Linda, AU - Stark,Michael J, Y1 - 2012/02/07/ PY - 2012/2/10/entrez PY - 2012/2/10/pubmed PY - 2013/1/25/medline SP - 1027 EP - 34 JF - Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco JO - Nicotine Tob Res VL - 14 IS - 9 N2 - INTRODUCTION: We studied the impact of implementing a comprehensive smoke-free policy in multiunit housing in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Among low-income tenants living in a subset of subsidized multiunit buildings, we evaluated cessation-related behaviors, policy knowledge and compliance, and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure. METHODS: We mailed a self-administered questionnaire to a random sample of 839 current tenants of 17 subsidized buildings 4 months after policy implementation in January 2008 and sent another questionnaire to participants 1 year later. Results are based on 440 tenants who completed both surveys. RESULTS: We observed a self-reported annualized quit rate of 14.7% over the study period (95% CI = 7.9%-21.6%) compared with a historical quit rate in this population of 2.6% (95% CI = 0.6%-4.5%). Almost half of ongoing smokers reduced their cigarette consumption. More smokers correctly reported policy rules for indoor settings than for outdoor settings; self-reported indoor smoking decreased significantly from 59% to 17%. Among nonsmokers, frequent indoor SHS exposure (multiple times per week) decreased significantly from 41% prepolicy to 17% postpolicy. CONCLUSIONS: The implementation of a smoke-free policy was associated with positive changes in cessation-related behaviors and reduced SHS exposure in this population of low-income adults. SN - 1469-994X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22318686/Implementation_of_a_smoke_free_policy_in_subsidized_multiunit_housing:_effects_on_smoking_cessation_and_secondhand_smoke_exposure_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/ntr/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/ntr/ntr334 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -