Attitudes, experiences, and acceptance of smoke-free policies among US multiunit housing residents

Am J Public Health. 2012 Oct;102(10):1868-71. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300717. Epub 2012 Aug 16.


We assessed factors related to smoke-free policies among a cross-sectional, nationally representative, random-digit-dial sample (landline and cell phone) of US multiunit housing residents (n = 418). Overall, 29% reported living in smoke-free buildings, while 79% reported voluntary smoke-free home rules. Among those with smoke-free home rules, 44% reported secondhand smoke incursions in their unit. Among all respondents, 56% supported smoke-free building policy implementation. These findings suggest that smoke-free building policies are needed to protect multiunit housing residents from secondhand smoke in their homes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Data Collection
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Housing*
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Organizational Policy
  • Smoke-Free Policy*
  • Smoking Prevention*
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / prevention & control*
  • United States
  • Young Adult


  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution