The Rhode Island Department of Health’s Live Smoke Free, Be Tobacco Free Program and Health Resources in Action will provide a free workshop for affordable multi-unit building administrators and the general public to learn how protect residents, employees, and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure and exposure to e-cigarette aerosol in multi-unit buildings. This workshop will provide an overview of key policy implementation, available resources, and strategies to enforce a policy.
This session is ideal for public health advocates, public housing authorities, affordable multi-unit property management groups, managers, resident service coordinators, residents and housing administrators considering a no smoking policy and those wanting to strengthen enforcement efforts for an existing policy.
Topics for the workshop will include:
Cessation promotion and available resources
Model smoke-free policy language and lease addendums
Developing an enforcement plan, sample tools for documenting non-compliance and boost compliance
Medical marijuana and the dangers of secondhand marijuana smoke exposure
Legal issues, reasonable accommodations and lessons learned