A smoke-free home intervention in supportive housing

Investigator: Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS
Sponsor: UC Office of the President

Location(s): United States


Smoke-free policies effectively reduce secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among non-smokers, and reduce consumption, encourage quit attempts, and minimize relapse to smoking among smokers. Such policies are uncommon in permanent supportive housing (PSH) for formerly homeless individuals. In this study, we collaborated with a PSH provider in San Diego, California to assess a smoke-free policy that restricted indoor smoking.