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Secondhand smoke policies

Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure has serious health consequences and is especially dangerous to children. An increasing number of states and localities have implemented comprehensive policies prohibiting tobacco smoking in public places and worksites. Private homes and vehicles remain a major source of exposure to SHS for many people. The home is the primary source of SHS for children and nonsmoking adults. Research on secondhand smoke polices is focused on establishing smoke-free home rules to reduce exposure to SHS, help smokers quit, and reduce smoking initiation among youth.

Current Projects

Networks Among Tribal Organizations for Clean Air Policies (NATO CAP)
Also listed under: Community and social norms

Brief Interventions to Create Smoke-free Home Policies in Low-income Households