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Attitudes Toward Smoke-Free Public Housing Among U.S. Adults, 2016.
Am J Prev Med. 2018 Jan; 54(1):113-118.AJ

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Effective February 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a rule requiring each public housing agency to implement a smoke-free policy within 18 months. This study assessed the prevalence and determinants of favorability toward smoke-free public housing among U.S. adults.

METHODS

Data from 2016 Summer Styles, a nationally representative web-based survey conducted among adults (N=4,203) were analyzed in 2017. Participants were asked: Do you favor or oppose prohibiting smoking in public housing, including all indoor areas of living units, common areas, and office buildings, as well as in all outdoor areas within 25 feet of buildings? Multivariate Poisson regression was used to calculate adjusted prevalence ratios of favorability (strongly or somewhat).

RESULTS

Overall, 73.7% of respondents favored smoke-free public housing. Favorability was 44.3% among current cigarette smokers, 73.2% among former smokers, and 80.4% among never smokers. The adjusted likelihood of favorability was greater among non-Hispanic, non-black racial/ethnic minorities than whites, and among those in the West than the Northeast (p<0.05). Favorability was lower among adults with a high school education or less compared with those with a college degree, adults with annual household income <$15,000 than those with income ≥$60,000, multiunit housing residents than non-multiunit housing residents, current cigarette smokers than never smokers, and current non-cigarette tobacco product users than never users (p<0.05).

CONCLUSIONS

Most U.S. adults favor prohibiting smoking in public housing. These data can inform the implementation and sustainment of smoke-free policies to reduce the public health burden of tobacco smoking in public housing.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. Electronic address: yxn7@cdc.gov.Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29153476

Citation

Wang, Teresa W., et al. "Attitudes Toward Smoke-Free Public Housing Among U.S. Adults, 2016." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 54, no. 1, 2018, pp. 113-118.
Wang TW, Lemos PR, McNabb S, et al. Attitudes Toward Smoke-Free Public Housing Among U.S. Adults, 2016. Am J Prev Med. 2018;54(1):113-118.
Wang, T. W., Lemos, P. R., McNabb, S., & King, B. A. (2018). Attitudes Toward Smoke-Free Public Housing Among U.S. Adults, 2016. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 54(1), 113-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2017.08.026
Wang TW, et al. Attitudes Toward Smoke-Free Public Housing Among U.S. Adults, 2016. Am J Prev Med. 2018;54(1):113-118. PubMed PMID: 29153476.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Attitudes Toward Smoke-Free Public Housing Among U.S. Adults, 2016. AU - Wang,Teresa W, AU - Lemos,Pamela R, AU - McNabb,Simon, AU - King,Brian A, Y1 - 2017/11/16/ PY - 2017/05/10/received PY - 2017/07/28/revised PY - 2017/08/22/accepted PY - 2017/11/21/pubmed PY - 2018/7/26/medline PY - 2017/11/21/entrez SP - 113 EP - 118 JF - American journal of preventive medicine JO - Am J Prev Med VL - 54 IS - 1 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Effective February 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a rule requiring each public housing agency to implement a smoke-free policy within 18 months. This study assessed the prevalence and determinants of favorability toward smoke-free public housing among U.S. adults. METHODS: Data from 2016 Summer Styles, a nationally representative web-based survey conducted among adults (N=4,203) were analyzed in 2017. Participants were asked: Do you favor or oppose prohibiting smoking in public housing, including all indoor areas of living units, common areas, and office buildings, as well as in all outdoor areas within 25 feet of buildings? Multivariate Poisson regression was used to calculate adjusted prevalence ratios of favorability (strongly or somewhat). RESULTS: Overall, 73.7% of respondents favored smoke-free public housing. Favorability was 44.3% among current cigarette smokers, 73.2% among former smokers, and 80.4% among never smokers. The adjusted likelihood of favorability was greater among non-Hispanic, non-black racial/ethnic minorities than whites, and among those in the West than the Northeast (p<0.05). Favorability was lower among adults with a high school education or less compared with those with a college degree, adults with annual household income <$15,000 than those with income ≥$60,000, multiunit housing residents than non-multiunit housing residents, current cigarette smokers than never smokers, and current non-cigarette tobacco product users than never users (p<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Most U.S. adults favor prohibiting smoking in public housing. These data can inform the implementation and sustainment of smoke-free policies to reduce the public health burden of tobacco smoking in public housing. SN - 1873-2607 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29153476/Attitudes_Toward_Smoke_Free_Public_Housing_Among_U_S__Adults_2016_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0749-3797(17)30481-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -