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Californians Support Smokefree Housing Justin Garrett The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing Polls Conducted by The Center Los Angeles Voters (2003) California Renters (2004) Apartment Owners and Managers (2005) Latino Renters (2006) Secondhand Smoke is a Problem

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californians support smokefree housing

Californians Support Smokefree Housing

Justin Garrett

The Center for Tobacco

Policy & Organizing

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Polls Conducted by The Center

  • Los Angeles Voters (2003)
  • California Renters (2004)
  • Apartment Owners and Managers (2005)
  • Latino Renters (2006)
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Secondhand Smoke is a Problem

People know that secondhand smoke is harmful to those that inhale it.

  • 86% of LA Voters
  • 90% of California Renters
  • 86% of Owners/Managers
  • 98% of Latino Renters
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Secondhand Smoke is a Problem

Individuals have experienced secondhand smoke drift into their apartment.

  • 41% of LA Voters
  • 46% of California Renters
  • 63% of Latino Renters
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Support for Smoking Restrictions

There is strong support for prohibiting smoking in outdoor common areas.

  • 67% of California Renters
  • 67% of Owners/Managers
  • 85% of Latino Renters
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Support for Smoking Restrictions

There is also strong support for creating non-smoking sections within multi-unit housing.

  • 69% of California Renters
  • 57% of Owners/Managers
  • 82% of Latino Renters
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Support for Smoking Restrictions

Tenants would prefer to live in an apartment complex that restricts smoking.

82% of California Renters and 95% of Latino Renters would choose to live in an apartment complex where no smoking is allowed anywhere or where there are separate smoking and non-smoking sections.

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Support Among Low-Income Renters

Support for smokefree housing policies increases for those whose income is less than $20,000 per year.

75% of individuals that make less than $20,000 per year support non-smoking sections in multi-unit housing as opposed to 69% of all California renters.

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Affordable Housing Providers Taking Action

  • Madera (August 2002)
  • Thousand Oaks (September 2004)
  • Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (June 2005)
  • Santa Barbara Housing Authority (November 2005)
  • Rancho Mirage (December 2006)
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Cities Taking Action

Several cities in California have passed or are close to passing an ordinance that prohibits smoking in multi-unit housing units.

  • Temecula (June 2007)
  • Belmont (October 2007)
  • Calabasas (November 2007)
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Statewide Resources

The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing – www.center4tobaccopolicy.org

Technical Assistance Legal Center – http://talc.phi.org

California’s Clean Air Project – http://ccap.etr.org

Smokefree Apartment House Registry – www.smokefreeapartments.org