According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco use and exposure is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Secondhand smoke impacts the health of users and nonusers alike. According to the 2006 Surgeon General’s report, there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Anoka County is working with multi-unit property owners to decrease second hand smoke exposure in their homes by increasing access to smoke-free housing options. Tobacco Free Living is also being supported by out SHIP healthcare and workplace partners by increasing access to quit services.
For more information about Tobacco Free Living, check out these resources:
(ALAMN), Smoke-Free Policies in Multi-Unit Housing – Steps for Success: The American Lung Association worked with experts around the United States to develop this online curriculum on how to implement a smoke-free policy in multi-unit housing properties. American Lung Association
Quit Plan Services available include Helpline, Quit Guide and free two-week kit of gum, patches, or lozenges. Interpreters available in Spanish, Russian, Somali and many other languages. 1-888-354-7526