ASTHOConnects: Ask the Experts: Smoke-Free Housing Policies on Tribal Lands

August 16, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

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Indoor tobacco use is a public health and safety hazard. It exposes people to harmful chemicals through second and thirdhand smoke; and in homes, it increases the likelihood of fire and property damage. Multi-unit public housing is no exception. Smoke can travel through doorways, cracks in walls, electrical lines, and pluming and ventilation systems, affecting the whole community. For this reason, tribal advocacy groups, governments, and housing authorities are increasingly moving towards smoke-free housing, which is now a national standard following HUD’s Smoke-free Public Housing Rule that came into effect on July 31, 2018.

Join ASTHO for a virtual session that will bring together panelists from tribes, states, national networks, and federal agencies to share successes and lessons learned in creating and sustaining smoke-free public housing policies in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

To build a moderated conversation, participants are asked to submit up to two questions when they register. This provides a platform for questions about existing initiatives and future partnership opportunities to promote and sustain transitions to smoke-free public housing policies on tribal lands.


  • Tom Hogan, Division Director of the Environmental Health Division at the Minnesota Department of Health


Visit the Ask the Experts: Smoke-Free Housing Policies on Tribal Lands webinar registration page for more information.

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