Evaluation of a Smoke-Free Policy in Permanent Supportive Housing


  1. Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS
Research Fields: 
Policy and Politics
Secondhand Smoke
Special Populations

In partnership with one of the largest permanent supportive housing programs for homeless and low-income adults with special needs in San Diego County, we will conduct a pre- and post-policy evaluation a smoke-free policy that includes restrictions on smoking in indoor and shared outdoor areas. The study will examine tobacco use behaviors, exposure to secondhand smoke, knowledge of, adherence to, and attitudes toward the smoke-free policy among the clientele of 4 permanent supportive housing programs.