We’ve Moved to a New Site
Greetings, and thank you for stopping by our website. You can learn generally about our project here, but we would love to have you visit us at our new website: www.smokefreeapartmentsla.org.
At smokefreeapartmentsla.org you will find a wealth of resources for tenants, landlords, and community stakeholders about our smokefree apartment initiative, as well as information about secondhand smoke exposure, and important cessation education resources.
Smokefree Apartment Living LA Initiative
As part of this project, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, in partnership with community based organizations, is taking steps to expand smokefree apartment living in Los Angeles, which will reduce exposure to harmful secondhand smoke in low-income communities. Plans call for Smokefree Apartment Los Angeles to be launched in fall 2015. Through this initiative, we will work with apartment landlords and tenants to expand smokefree apartment practices through voluntary smoke restriction policies.
Main Goals and Objectives
With secondhand smoke being a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., the UCLA-S.A.F.E. project aims to reduce chronic diseases among the most vulnerable populations in Los Angeles. Under this project, Smokefree Apartment Living LA will effectively target Latino and African-American renters across Los Angeles, with the goal of reducing their harmful exposure to secondhand smoke. Smokefree apartments also contribute to the overall quality of local neighborhoods.
Project Enjoys Wide Support
Project partners joining UCLA in these efforts include the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, CDTech, FAME Corporations, ChangeLab Solutions, the American Lung Association, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles Unified School District Student Health and Human Services, USC Tobacco Center for Regulatory Sciences in Vulnerable Populations and the UCLA School of Medicine.
Other supporting organizations include the American Heart Association, the California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles City Attorney Michael N. Feuer, the California Endowment, the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and UCLA Cancer Prevention and Control.
For more information about this project, please call 866-252-3383 or email.