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Introduction. Millions of adults and children living in public housing face exposure to second hand smoke from adjacent apartments. These tenants are less able to escape smoke exposure by moving, and Housing Authorities are beginning to implement smoke-free policies. We assessed the status of smoke-free policy in Vermont public housing, and explored the experience of tenants and managers in Burlington who recently implemented such a policy.


David Kaminsky, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Rebecca Ryan, MEd, American Lung Association in Vermont


American Lung Association in Vermont


Adolescent Health, Early and Middle Childhood, Environmental Health, Health Communication and Health Information Technology, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Respiratory Diseases, Tobacco Use


Presented at the American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, November 4, 2013 as "Smoke-free policy in Vermont public housing authorities," by Tyler Lemay, Charles Hackett, Joshua Hood, Jessica Lane, Edith Laryea-Walker, Adam Paine, Monique-Terese Squires, Rebecca Ryan, David Kaminsky, MD, Thomas V. Delaney, PhD and Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH.

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Smoke-Free Policy in Vermont Public Housing Authorities