Free Housing in Apartments and Condominiums is it possible? -- The
Speaker: Patrick Maloney, RS, CHO, MPAH; Christopher Banthin Esq.
Complaints of 2nd hand smoke in residential environments is challenging for Public Health departments. Environmental Health controls have proven to have limited if any impact. Attendee’s will hear what works and does not work in addressing these complaints. Attendee’s will then be provided an overview of survey results performed in Massachusetts reflecting a high demand for smoke free policies in residential environments. Lastly an overview of implementing smoke free housing standards will be presented.
Since 2004 when
The Environmental Health Division of the Brookline Health Massachusetts Department has responded to numerous housing complaints attempting to address issues associated with complaints of 2nd hand smoke from abutting units. These inspections have had limited success in addressing most complaints.
Survey results conducted by the Public Health
Advocacy Institute (PHAI) at Northeastern University School of Law show a high
demand for smoke free policies among residents. PHIA is working with local
Health Departments in
In addition, PHIA has surveyed
At the end of this presentation, attendees will:
1. Learn how to assess a housing environment in response to complaints of 2nd hand smoke from abutting units.
2. Additionally, attendees will learn
from survey results in
3. Finally, attendees will be provided with templates on Housing Leases and Condominium Rule revisions to implement smoke free housing standards.