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Achieving smoke-free apartment outdoor area policies in Asian/Pacific islander neighborhoods of central Los Angeles.
J Immigr Minor Health 2012; 14(5):895-7JI

Abstract

Attempting to achieve non-smoking outdoor area policies in apartment complexes of Central Los Angeles Asian/Pacific Islander neighborhoods, People's CORE, a community based organization, partnered with a professional evaluator for a three year campaign. Focus group discussion results with residents showed readiness as well as hesitation towards non-smoking policies. Through community organizing, focus group discussions with tenants and one-on-one education outreach activities to apartment managers, the organization managed to have 20 apartment complexes adopt and implement policies for smoking restrictions in their common outdoor areas. Pre- and post observations at 52 apartment complexes showed statistically significant reduction of tobacco litter in parking areas/garages, entrance ways, courtyards, and balcony/walkway/community rooms. The authors attribute the success of the project in part to the long-standing good reputation of People's CORE as a community mobilizer and organizer.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of California, Davis, CA, USA. jtreiber@ucdavis.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22447178

Citation

Treiber, Jeanette, et al. "Achieving Smoke-free Apartment Outdoor Area Policies in Asian/Pacific Islander Neighborhoods of Central Los Angeles." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 14, no. 5, 2012, pp. 895-7.
Treiber J, Acosta-Deprez V, Kipke R, et al. Achieving smoke-free apartment outdoor area policies in Asian/Pacific islander neighborhoods of central Los Angeles. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012;14(5):895-7.
Treiber, J., Acosta-Deprez, V., Kipke, R., Satterlund, T., & Araquel, C. (2012). Achieving smoke-free apartment outdoor area policies in Asian/Pacific islander neighborhoods of central Los Angeles. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 14(5), pp. 895-7. doi:10.1007/s10903-012-9609-3.
Treiber J, et al. Achieving Smoke-free Apartment Outdoor Area Policies in Asian/Pacific Islander Neighborhoods of Central Los Angeles. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012;14(5):895-7. PubMed PMID: 22447178.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Achieving smoke-free apartment outdoor area policies in Asian/Pacific islander neighborhoods of central Los Angeles. AU - Treiber,Jeanette, AU - Acosta-Deprez,Veronica, AU - Kipke,Robin, AU - Satterlund,Travis, AU - Araquel,Christine, PY - 2012/3/27/entrez PY - 2012/3/27/pubmed PY - 2013/2/7/medline SP - 895 EP - 7 JF - Journal of immigrant and minority health JO - J Immigr Minor Health VL - 14 IS - 5 N2 - Attempting to achieve non-smoking outdoor area policies in apartment complexes of Central Los Angeles Asian/Pacific Islander neighborhoods, People's CORE, a community based organization, partnered with a professional evaluator for a three year campaign. Focus group discussion results with residents showed readiness as well as hesitation towards non-smoking policies. Through community organizing, focus group discussions with tenants and one-on-one education outreach activities to apartment managers, the organization managed to have 20 apartment complexes adopt and implement policies for smoking restrictions in their common outdoor areas. Pre- and post observations at 52 apartment complexes showed statistically significant reduction of tobacco litter in parking areas/garages, entrance ways, courtyards, and balcony/walkway/community rooms. The authors attribute the success of the project in part to the long-standing good reputation of People's CORE as a community mobilizer and organizer. SN - 1557-1920 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22447178/Achieving_smoke_free_apartment_outdoor_area_policies_in_Asian/Pacific_islander_neighborhoods_of_central_Los_Angeles_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10903-012-9609-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -