The Live Smoke Free Team Shares, Connects, and Learns at the 2022 National Conference on Tobacco or Health During the last week of June 2022, Live Smoke Free’s small but mighty team traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to share and learn at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH). NCTOH is the premier gathering […]

West Saint Paul Renters Support Citywide Smoke-Free Housing In 2021 Dakota County Public Health (DCPH) and Live Smoke Free (LSF) collaborated with the City of West St. Paul to gather data to inform smoke-free housing opportunities in West St. Paul. LSF and DCPH surveyed 230 residents (response rate 27.6%) and six property managers (response rate […]

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing and Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program Excerpt For more than 40 years, smoke-free policies have provided Minnesotans protection from exposure to secondhand smoke at home, work and in the community. In the late 1990s, multi-unit housing residents and public health professionals began advocating for greater protection from secondhand smoke exposure, especially for those […]

Brooklyn Park Renters Support Citywide Smoke-Free Housing In 2019 Brooklyn Park, Hennepin County, and ANSR staff began reaching out to select multi-unit properties (both smoke-free and smoking-allowed) in Brooklyn Park asking to survey residents on the topic of smoke-free housing. The goal was to learn about smoking habits in apartments, resident experience of secondhand smoke, […]

Background In August 2021 the Minneapolis Health Department (MHD) and Live Smoke Free (LSF), a program of the Association for Nonsmokers – Minnesota, surveyed owners/managers of Minneapolis rental properties to gauge support for and understand access to low-income smoke-free housing. Respondents answered questions about their properties where rents are subsidized by Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs). […]

Join Live Smoke Free and the Public Health Law Center for two upcoming smoke-free housing webinars for public health professionals and anyone interested in clean indoor air! How to Create Affordable Smoke-Free Housing Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Time: 11:00 a.m. Central Time This 45-minute webinar will describe how to initiate, implement, and equitably enforce smoke-free policies […]

Photo: This destruction was caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette. If you were in this room, you likely would not have made it out alive. By Jen LongaeckerPublic Information Officer I’ll admit it: I was the stinky kid in middle school. I grew up in a house with parents who smoked inside. I didn’t realize […]

A FREE webinar for affordable housing providers Hosted by Live Smoke Free and the Minneapolis Health Department Clean indoor air is more important than ever, but even the best smoke-free policies sometimes need a tune-up. Get tips from the experts on how to improve smoke-free compliance in affordable housing. Speakers will provide practical and effective […]

Live Smoke Free Wraps Up “Clean Air for All: The Smoke-Free Public Housing Project” In March 2018 the Live Smoke Free program was awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support public housing agencies (PHAs) nationwide, including residents, staff, and resident service providers, with implementation of the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Image: Councilmember Rebecca Noecker gives a shout out to Live Smoke Free’s Kara Skahen and Jeanne Weigum for their work on an ordinance to require a smoking policy disclosure before the sale of a unit in a common interest community. Saint Paul to require smoking disclosure City Council takes first step to help protect condo […]