In July 2006, the Center, in collaboration with the Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Education Partnership, commissioned the first-ever statewide survey of Latino renters’ attitudes about secondhand smoke in apartments.
Despite the fact that nearly all Latinos ban smoking in their homes, the statewide survey of Latino renters showed high rates of exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing. Overall, Latinos are less likely to smoke, are less tolerant of secondhand smoke, and they feel strongly about the reasons to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.
Below are links to key materials (in Spanish and English) for you to utilize in your local campaigns.
California Latino Renters: Summary of Key Findings
California Latino Renters Survey Results
Press Release (English)
Press Release (Spanish)
Survey Key Messages (English)
Survey Key Messages (Spanish)
“Action Steps For Tenants and Landlords to Deal with Drifting Tobacco Smoke” (English)
“Action Steps For Tenants and Landlords to Deal with Drifting Tobacco Smoke” (Spanish)
Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing
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