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Achieving smoke-free apartment outdoor area policies in Asian/Pacific islander neighborhoods of central Los Angeles.

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.

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    University of California, Davis, CA, USA. jtreiber@ucdavis.edu

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    MeSH

    Adult
    Aged
    Aged, 80 and over
    Asian Americans
    Female
    Focus Groups
    Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
    Humans
    Los Angeles
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Oceanic Ancestry Group
    Tobacco Smoke Pollution

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22447178

    Citation

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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 -