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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
- Strategies to Reach the Housing Industry: Getting your message to property owners/managers.
Includes information on indentifying and meeting with local organizations that work with housing; attending multi-housing conferences; conducting mailings and training sessions to owners/managers; utilizing earned and paid media; and working with nontraditional industries such as green building initiatives, insurance providers, and rental search services.
Aired: Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:00-1:30pm Central Time
- Working with Property Owners/Managers to Adopt a Smoke-Free Policy: The policy adoption process. Includes information on how policy adoption differs for rental and owner-occupied multi-housing; discussing the benefits of policy adoption with owners/managers; helping owners/managers conduct a survey of building residents; assisting owners/managers with notifying residents of policy change and writing a smoke-free lease addendum; promoting smoke-free buildings; and training owners/managers on enforcing a policy.
Aired: Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:00-1:30pm Central Time
- Providing Cessation in Smoke-Free Buildings: Helping current residents make the transition to a smoke-free environment. Includes information on getting connected to local cessation programs; how cessation can work in disparate populations; providing owners/managers with cessation materials and talking points for offering cessation to residents and employees.
Aired: Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:00-1:30pm Central Time
- Working with Renters Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: Empowering renters suffering from secondhand smoke drift. Includes information on renters' rights; encouraging renters to talk with their building owner/manager; and connecting renters to local legal services.
Aired: Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:00-1:30pm Central Time
- Program Sustainability: Creating lasting partnerships and systems changes. Includes information on utilizing other smoke-free housing programs in the country; strategies for continuing a program on limited resources; and finding additional funding.
Aired: Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:00-1:30pm Central Time