Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Estimates of Smoking-Related Property Costs

Great article in this month’s APHA journal entitled “Estimates of Smoking-Related Property Costs”. Great to help support moving towards smoke free housing as we work more on this issue.

Abstract: We systematically evaluated smoking-related costs in multiunit housing. From 2008 to 2009, we surveyed California multiunit housing owners or managers on their past-year smoking-related costs and smoke-free policies. A total of 27.1% of respondents had incurred smoking-related costs (mean $4935), and 33.5% reported complete smoke-free policies, which lowered the likelihood of incurring smoking-related costs. Implementing statewide complete smoke-free policies may save multiunit housing property owners $18094254 annually.
(Am J Public Health. 2012;102:490–493. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300170)

As a reminder: CINCH is hosting a regional Smoke-free Properties Leadership and Dialogue meeting on March 6th.

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