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Smoke-free multi-unit dwellings

Propel recommends the following documents and resources for information regarding smoke-free Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUDs):

  1. Videos
  2. Reports/presentations
  3. External resources​

Second-hand smoke has more than 7,000 chemicals, 69 that are known to cause cancer; there is no known safe level of exposure.  As Nova Scotians become more aware of the health hazards of second-hand tobacco smoke the demand for smoke-free, multi-unit housing is increasing. 

Sharon MacIntosh, SFNS Smoke-Free Multi-unit Housing Workgroup chairperson 

Videos

To coincide with the release of the Smoke-Free Housing Nova Scotia website, Smoke-Free Nova Scotia (SFNS) collaborated with Propel and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness to develop a series of three informative videos about the benefits of smoke-free multi-unit housing. 



The following video was developed by Propel in partnership with the Region of Waterloo, and highlights the success of the Waterloo Region Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Dwellings policy. 

Reports/presentations

  1. Kennedy RD, Ellens-Clark S, Kaufman P, Douglas O. (2013). Smoke-free Housing Policy Evaluation - Findings of the 2013 Waterloo Region Housing and Region of Waterloo Community Housing Inc (pdf). Waterloo, ON: Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo.
  2. Kennedy RD, Ellens-Clark S, Kaufman P, Johnston LW. (2011). Smoke-free Housing Policy Evaluation - Findings of the 2011 Waterloo Region Housing and Region of Waterloo Community Housing Inc (pdf). Waterloo, ON: Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo.
  3. Kennedy RD. (2010). Smoke-free Housing Policy Evaluation - Findings of the 2010 Waterloo Region Housing and Region of Waterloo Community Housing Inc (pdf). Waterloo, ON: Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo.
  4. Kennedy RD, Munhall C. (2010). Second-hand Smoke in Common Spaces of Multi-Unit Dwellings — Findings of the 2010 Waterloo Region Housing and Region of Waterloo. Waterloo, ON: Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo.

External resources

The Development of a Smoke-Free Housing Policy in the Region of Waterloo

Smoke-Free Housing Ontario

Smoke-Free Housing Canada

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