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Stages of Smoke-free Housing Program Development Webinar Series

Between October 2011 and March 2012, Live Smoke Free hosted a 9-part webinar series discussing topics related to building and maintaining a smoke-free housing program. Webinars featured expert speakers and allowed listeners to learn what's happening in the smoke-free housing movement around the country.

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  • The Case for Smoke-Free Housing: The importance of adopting smoke-free housing policies.
    Includes information on the dangers of secondhand smoke; how smoke moves through a building; the market demand for smoke-free housing; the dangers of cigarette-related fires; and the cost savings of smoke-free policies.
    Aired: Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:00-1:30pm Central Time
  • Getting to Know the Multi-Housing Industry: Assessing housing stock and learning what's important to the housing industry. Includes information on how to assess a community's housing stock; finding existing smoke-free buildings; learning about local trade associations; speaking the lingo of the housing industry; and how subsidized, market-rate, and specialty housing differ.
    Aired: Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:00-1:30pm Central Time
  • Building Your Smoke-Free Housing Program: Creating goals, materials, and procedures to sustain a program. Includes information on the differences between the voluntary policy approach and the public policy approach; how to build a database or tracking system; deciding what services and materials your program will offer; creating a listing of smoke-free buildings that can be shared with the public; and conducting survey research on market demand.
    Aired: Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:00-1:30pm Central Time
  • Understanding Legal Issues: Learning local, state, and federal laws pertaining to multi-housing.
    Includes information on legal resources around the country; general landlord/tenant laws; legal case studies regarding smoke-free housing; researching state-specific laws around tobacco and multi-housing; federal laws protecting renters from secondhand smoke; avoiding discrimination claims when a building goes smoke free; and other policy options such as low-income housing tax credits.
    Aired: Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:00-1:30pm Central Time