Smoke-Free Environments Law Project -- PowerPoint Presentations on Smoke-Free Environment Issues

   

Increasingly, policymakers and supporters of smoke-free environments are using PowerPoint presentations to assist in discussing various issues related to secondhand smoke and smoke-free environments laws and policies. These presentations may cover a number of topics, including: the health effects of secondhand smoke; the scientific evidence regarding secondhand smoke; the toxins and compounds in secondhand smoke; economic effects of smoking and secondhand smoke in the workplace; economic impacts of smoke-free environments laws and policies; statistical data on smoking and secondhand smoke-related issues; possible provisions in smoke-free laws and policies; sources of additional online information about this issue; and related information.

In this section of the SFELP web site, we are making PowerPoint presentations on smoke-free environments issues available for viewing and downloading. Our intention is to, over time, compile a large number of such presentations -- each with its own special purposes and information -- so that policymakers and supporters of smoke-free environments can utilize these existing slide presentations as they are or can adapt them to meet the needs of the person downloading them. Hopefully, this collection of PowerPoint presentations will save users the time of having to start from square one in preparing their own PowerPoint presentations. Additional PowerPoint presentations will be added to this site on a regular basis.

 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS ON SMOKE-FREE APARTMENTS ISSUES


Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing:  Changing the Landscape of Michigan & America

At the September 9, 2010 Fall Conference of NAHRO-Michigan, SFELP's Jim Bergman gave a presentation titled Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing:  Changing the Landscape of Michigan & America.  The presentation and the accompanying PowerPoint provided information about the dramatic changes that have occurred in the past decade in smoke-free housing nationally and in Michigan, particularly related to public housing and other affordable housing.  It also presented information on how and why to go smoke-free and included many slides of public housing and other affordable housing entities that have smoke-free policies.  You can view and download the PowerPoint presentation by clicking above.  You can also view and download a pdf version by clicking here.

 

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing in Michigan: 0 to 100,000s in 5 Years

On April 30, 2009 at a smoke-free housing meeting in Quebec City, Quebec, SFELP Director Jim Bergman presented an overview of the smoke-free multi-unit housing initiative in Michigan and other parts of the United States. The presentation was a part of an all-day meeting sponsored by the Non-Smokers' Rights Association of Canada (NSRA). Other speakers included Francois Damphousse and Pippa Beck of NSRA, Karine Fournier, Esq., and Jack Boomer of the Clean Air Coalition of British Columbia. Bergman's presentation described the successes Michigan health partners have had in the past 5 years in assisting apartment owners to adopt smoke-free policies for well over 100,000 rental units statewide. He also discussed how this was achieved and the barriers that had to be overcome. To access the 45-slide PowerPoint he used, click above.

 

Up In Smoke: The Two Sides of Smoke-Free Housing

The National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) held their annual conference in San Antonio on October 26-28, 2008. Former NAHRO President Jim Inglis of the Livonia (Michigan) Housing Commission, and Elaine Wiseman of the Kearney (Nebraska) Housing Authority, and Jim Bergman of the Smoke-Free Environments Law Project spoke at a session on October 28th titled "Up in Smoke: The Two Sides of Smoke-Free Housing". The session highlighted the reasons why almost 100 housing authorities around the nation have now adopted smoke-free policies for all areas of some or all of their apartment buildings. To access a copy of Jim Bergman's 56-slide PowerPoint NAHRO presentation, click above. If you simply want to view the presentation in pdf format, with 6 slides per page, you can access the pdf directly by clicking here.

 

 

Smoke-Free Affordable Multi-Unit Housing Is Coming – Now!

 

On April 23, 2008 in Detroit, a national conference was held titled Promising Practices From the Field: Tobacco Control Strategies for Priority Populations. The conference was hosted by the Health Education Council, the National Network on Tobacco Prevention & Poverty (NNTPP), and the National African American Tobacco Education Network (NAATEN). Jim Bergman, SFELP Director, presented a session on smoke-free policies in affordable housing, i.e., housing for low and moderate income persons. The session was was titled Smoke-Free Affordable Multi-Unit Housing Is Coming - Now! and included a 66-slide PowerPoint presentation. The presentation included slides with national, socio-economic demographic information about the millions of people living in renter-occupied dwellings. The slides also demonstrated that the market for smoke-free housing is substantial among all socio-economic groups. The presentation showed how the inertia in the multi-unit housing market has now begun to change dramatically, and smoke-free policies are now clearly a hot new amenity that many apartment companies and housing authorities are adopting, including in public and private affordable housing. The major reasons for adopting smoke-free policies are also discussed. Included in the presentation are slides which have the company logo and photos of buildings of large and small apartment companies in Michigan which have adopted smoke-free policies for some or all their buildings, including many which are affordable housing. These slides demonstrate graphically that smoke-free multi-unit housing truly has come of age and that it's happening among large and small apartment owners and housing authorities. Included is a slide of Parkside Commons, a new market-rate apartment building just outside Boston, Massachusetts, and a slide from the Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Housing Commission, both of which prominently list smoke-free as an amenity, demonstrating that they believe smoke-free policies are a significant marketing advantage. You can access the 66-slide PowerPoint presentation directly by clicking above. If you simply want to view the presentation in pdf format, with 6 slides per page, you can access the pdf directly by clicking here.

 

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Has Come Of Age

On April 15 & 16, 2008, SFELP Director Jim Bergman was fortunate to be able to do hour-long presentations for the membership of the Property Management Association of Western Michigan (PMAWM), of which SFELP is a member. The presentation was titled Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Has Come of Age and included a 59-slide PowerPoint presentation. The presentation was intended to provide information to multi-unit housing owners/managers demonstrating that it's legal to adopt smoke-free policies and that it makes economic sense, as well as discussing how to transition to smoke-free buildings and why enforcement is not a problem. Included are slides with demographic information showing that the market for smoke-free housing is substantial among all socio-economic groups. The presentation also showed how the inertia in the multi-unit housing market has now begun to change dramatically, and smoke-free policies are now clearly a hot new amenity that many apartment companies are adopting. Included in the beginning of the presentation are 20 slides which each have the company logo and photos of buildings of large and small apartment companies in Michigan which have adopted smoke-free policies for some or all their buildings. These slides demonstrated graphically that smoke-free multi-unit housing truly has come of age and that it's happening among large and small apartment owners and that it's happening all over the state. The slides also show that public housing commissions/authorities are adopting smoke-free policies, as are other affordable housing companies. The 4th to the last slide is also a great one because it's a slide from the web site for Parkside Commons, a new apartment building just outside Boston, Massachusetts, and this web page is touting the apartment building being a 100% smoke-free environment, showing that they see this as a major amenity and selling point for the residents they want to attract -- young, healthy and wealthy. You can access the 59-slide PowerPoint presentation directly by clicking above. If you simply want to view the presentation in pdf format, with 6 slides per page, you can access the pdf directly by clicking here. Feel free to download either of these and use and adapt them as you see fit.

 

Emerging Issues: New Frontiers In Smoke-Free Air

On December 5, 2007, SFELP Director Jim Bergman gave a presentation at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta to the Office on Smoking and Health and their National Partners organizations. The presentation, titled New Frontiers in Smoke-Free Air described some of the emerging issues in the smoke-free environments arena. Among the topics covered were the following: smoke-free multi-unit dwellings; smoke-free cars; smoke-free outside areas; and, smoke-free long-term care facilities. The presentation demonstrated that, in each of these arenas, there is much activity already and much more to come in the next few years. To access the 35-slide PowerPoint presentation, click above.

 

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Dwellings Are Coming To Ontario – How We're Going To Make It Happen

On November 28, 2007, the Ontario Tobacco-Free Network and the Council for a Tobacco-Free Toronto sponsored an all-day session titled Second Hand Smoke In Multi-Unit Dwellings: A Day of Education, Discussion and Planning in Toronto. The session included a presentation by SFELP Director Jim Bergman which provided demographic data on multi-unit dwellings in Toronto and Ontario, the percentages of smoke-free households in various provinces, information on what apartment owners can do about adopting smoke-free policies, and reasons for adopting such policies. To access the 36-slide PowerPoint presentation, click above. Scroll down to also see the presentations under the section titled "Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Dwellings Sessions at Canadian National Conference on Tobacco or Health: October, 2007 in Edmonton".

 

 

SMOKE-FREE MULTI-UNIT HOUSING ANCILLARY MEETING; OCTOBER, 2007, IN MINNEAPOLIS

On October 23, 2007, prior to the opening of the National Conference on Tobacco or Health in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Live Smoke-Free housing program of Minnesota, and the Smoke-Free Environments Law Project of Michigan hosted the Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Task Force Ancillary Meeting. This all-day meeting had a number of sessions on topics related to initiatives in various U.S. states and Canadian provinces to promote making smoke-free multi-unit housing the norm. Many, but not all, of the sessions included PowerPoint presentations. Below, you may click on PowerPoint presentations given at this meeting.

In addition, immediately below is a smoke-free multi-unit housing presentation given as a part of a Subplenary session at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health on Emerging Opportunities to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke on October 25th; this presentation was given by SFELP Director Jim Bergman.

Subplenary: Making Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Dwellings the Norm in the U.S. Jim Bergman, J.D. For PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Greeting, goals, and introductions: Christina Thill (Minnesota Department of Health), Jim Bergman (Smoke-Free Environments Law Project of Michigan), Brittany McFadden (Live Smoke Free -- Minnesota), Carissa Duke (Live Smoke Free -- Minnesota)
For meeting agenda,
in pdf format, click here.
For Overview PowerPoint
by Brittany McFadden and Carissa Duke, click here.

Session: Is "nuisance law" a viable approach to protect renters/condo owners? Should we be pushing for enactment of laws making secondhand smoke a nuisance?
Kathleen Dachille, Esq (Maryland)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: Two approaches to achieving smoke-free multi-unit dwellings: voluntary and legislative. Is one preferable to the other? Is there any consensus?
Robin Salsburg (California)
For a pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation, click here.
Tina Pettingill (Maine)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: The Big Picture: What are the key approaches that will make smoke-free multi-unit dwellings the norm as quickly as possible?
Jim Bergman (Michigan)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.
Kylie Meiner (Oregon)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.
Joanne Wellman-Benson (California)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.
Brittany McFadden (Minnesota)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: Working with property management companies and market-rate buildings.
Diane Laughter (Oregon) and Kylie Meiner (Oregon)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: Working with public housing.
Jim Bergman (Michigan)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.
Tina Pettingill (Maine) and Amy Olfene (Maine)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: Media campaigns from Maine, Oregon, and Ontario.
Amy Olfene (Maine) and Tina Pettingill (Maine)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.
Colleen Hermann-Franzen (Oregon)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.
Joanne DiNardo (Ontario)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: Policy strategies for owner-occupied units (condos and co-ops).
Esther Schiller (California)
For PowerPoint presentation, click here.

 

SMOKE-FREE MULTI-UNIT DWELLINGS SESSIONS AT CANADIAN NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOBACCO OR HEALTH: OCTOBER, 2007, IN EDMONTON

On October 1-3, 2007 in Edmonton, Alberta, the 5th Canadian National Conference on Tobacco or Health was held. For the first time, there were a number of sessions on smoke-free multi-unit housing topics. The sessions related to initiatives in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia to promote smoke-free multi-unit housing, as well as a session on the Michigan smoke-free apartments initiative which might be considered for use in Canadian provinces. A number of the sessions included PowerPoint presentations, which are now available online in pdf format. Below, you may click on the presentations given at this meeting.

Session: Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Dwellings: Change is in the Air
Pippa Beck, Non-Smokers' Rights Association
For pdf of the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: Polling Ontarians on Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Dwellings: In or Out?
Joanne Di Nardo, Ontario Tobacco-Free Network
For pdf of the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: Engaging Landlords, Builders & Managers in the Invasive Second-Hand Smoke Debate
Judy Myrvold, Council for a Tobacco-Free Toronto
For the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: Secondhand Smoke in Multi-Unit Dwellings: The B.C. Experience
Jack Boomer, Clean Air Coalition of British Columbia
For the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: Making Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing the Norm in Michigan
Jim Bergman, Smoke-Free Environments Law Project
For pdf of the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Session: Protecting Workers from Smoke in Home Environments
Karen McLean and Josie d'Avernas, Program Training & Consultation Centre, Ontario
For pdf of the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

 

Making Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing the Norm in Michigan Rapidly!!!

On July 19, 2007, at the Tobacco-Free Michigan quarterly meeting, SFELP Director Jim Bergman gave a presentation of the above title. The presentation described the MI Smoke-Free Apartment Initiative and its successes in 3 years of operation. Included in the presentation was a detailed discussion of 5 reasons "Why Landlords Don't Adopt Smoke-Free Policies?" and the ways in which the MI Smoke-Free Apartment Initiative successfully addressed these barriers. The result of these successes is that, in 3 years well over 10,000 units of smoke-free market-rate housing has been created, well over 6,000 units of smoke-free "affordable" housing has been created, 21 public housing commissions have adopted smoke-free policies, most newspapers now allow classified ads which say "smoke-free" or "no smoking", and some online apartment listings now have "no smoking" as an amenity item. Demographic data is also provided which demonstrates why smoke- free housing makes sense. While this presentation describes the Michigan initiative, its content is equally applicable to other states, and, if you substitute data from your own state, it's possible the presentation could be adapted for your use in your state. To access the 40-slide PowerPoint presentation, click here. This PowerPoint was done on a Mac computer and three slides are in QuickTime which many PC computers can't read. Therefore, so that you can, at least, view these slides, we have converted the entire PowerPoint into a pdf file which can be accessed by clicking above.

 

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Workshop: Minnesota

On April 30, 2007, the Tobacco Prevention & Control Office of the Minnesota Department of Health and the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota sponsored a Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Workshop in St. Paul. SFELP Director Jim Bergman was a featured presenter at the workshop. His presentation included a wide range of topics including the following: data on the numbers and percentages of smokers in Minnesota and of smoke-free homes, as well as renter- occupied housing units, as facets of marketing smoke-free apartment policies; the 5 reasons why landlords are hesitant about adopting smoke-free policies, and how to address these issues; the health and fire safety issues associated with smoking in apartments; the legal rights of landlords to adopt smoke-free policies; legal liability issues facing landlords who don't have smoke-free policies; costs of rehabilitating apartments lived in by smokers; enforcement issues related to smoke-free policies; voluntary approaches to gaining adoption of smoke-free apartment policies; legislative approaches being tried to gain adoption of smoke-free policies; and the MISmokeFreeApartment Initiative as an example of a successful voluntary approach. To access and download the 75-slide PowerPoint presentation Mr. Bergman used, click here. This PowerPoint was done on a Mac computer and some slides are in QuickTime which many PC computers can't read. Therefore, so that you can, at least, view these slides, we have converted the entire PowerPoint into a pdf file which can be accessed by clicking above.

 

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing: The New Frontier for Smoke-Free Air Initiatives

On March 5, 2007, at the States of Change Regional Tobacco Control Conference in Columbus, Ohio, SFELP Director Jim Bergman presented a session of the above title. The address included a 66-slide PowerPoint presentation which covered the following topics: The percentages of homes that are renter-occupied; Why secondhand smoke in apartments is an important issue for smoke-free air advocates; Why landlords should be concerned about smoking in their buildings; Legal issues related to smoke-free apartment policies; The MISmokeFreeApartment Initiative as an example of a voluntary approach to gain adoption of smoke-free multi-unit housing policies; Examples of achievements of the MISmokeFreeApartment Initiative in Michigan; Legislative approaches now being used or considered to get smoke-free apartment policies adopted on a local or statewide basis; and Resources available to assist you. To access and download the PowerPoint presentation, click here. This PowerPoint was done on a Mac computer and some slides are in QuickTime which many PC computers can't read. Therefore, so that you can, at least, view these slides, we have converted the entire PowerPoint into a pdf file which can be accessed by clicking above.

 

Secondhand Smoke Litigation in Multi-Unit Housing

On October 27, 2006, SFELP Consulting Attorney Susan Schoenmarklin gave a presentation of the above title at the Waiting to Exhale? The Future of Tobacco Litigation conference in Columbus, Ohio. This PowerPoint presentation reviews the current status of litigation involving victims of secondhand tobacco smoke intrusions in their apartment or condominium units. It also provides background information on the health risks of secondhand smoke and their relevance to such litigation. To access the 43-slide PowerPoint presentation, click above.

 

Smoke-Free Apartments: The New Frontier Is Here!

On September 16, 2005, SFELP Director Jim Bergman gave a keynote presentation of the above title at the New York State Tobacco Use Prevention & Control Annual Conference. The address included a 70-slide PowerPoint presentation which covered the following issues: Why secondhand smoke in apartments is an issue; Legal issues & smoke-free apartment policies; Approaches now being used to get smoke-free apt policies adopted: voluntary & legislative; The MISmokeFreeApartment initiative as an example of a voluntary approach; Legislative approaches to consider locally and statewide; and Resources available to assist you. To access and download the PowerPoint presentation, click above.

 

Smoke-Free Housing Commission Apartments: The Time Is Now

On September 8, 2005, SFELP Director Jim Bergman and Cadillac (MI) Housing Commission Executive Director Dan Peterson gave a presentation of the above title at the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) - Michigan Chapter fall conference. The presentation included a 40-slide PowerPoint. The presentation was particularly focused on how public housing officials can go about adopting smoke-free apartment policies in their buildings. Dan Peterson's housing commission did that in July, 2005, making it the first housing commission in Michigan to do so, and one of only about 10 in the nation. Included in the PowerPoint presentation were the following topics: a description of the MISmokeFreeApartment initiative; why secondhand smoke is an issue in public housing; legal issues and smoke-free apartment policies; a listing of housing commissions/authorities which have adopted smoke-free policies; specific steps housing commissions/authorities can take in moving to adopt smoke-free policies; and resources available to assist housing officials. [This presentation will be given again on October 14, 2005 at the Michigan Housing Directors Association annual conference.] To access the PowerPoint, click above.

 

The Michigan Smoke-Free Apartments Initiative

In July, 2004, SFELP unveiled a multi-faceted smoke-free apartments initiative in Michigan whose purpose is to encourage and assist apartment owners to adopt smoke-free apartment policies in their buildings, as well as to inform tenants of their rights to live in smoke-free apartments and assist them in working with their landlords to obtain smoke-free apartments. The smoke-free apartment initiative utilizes a new web site called mismokefreeapartment.org to provide a wealth of information for both tenants and landlords. In addition, the initiative includes two radio ads and 4 billboards to publicize the web site and the reasons for adopting smoke-free apartment policies, as well as the legal right to do so. The initiative also includes 4 postcards which will be mailed to landlords informing them of this initiative. SFELP will also be conducting surveys in various parts of Michigan to determine the current availability of smoke-free apartments and will develop an online listing of smoke-free apartments throughout the state. SFELP will be available to provide information and assistance to landlords and tenants desiring smoke-free apartment buildings. To access the mismokefreeapartment.org web site, click here. To access a 56-slide PowerPoint presentation which describes this initiative, including showing the billboards and postcards, click above. [NOTE: When you get to the PowerPoint page, if you click on individual slides or on "Click to Start Here," you can view the slides, but a few of the slides -- particularly the billboards and postcards -- may not show all of the images. However, if you click on "Download presentation source," you will be able to view all the images on all the slides.]

 

Presentation for Landlords or Others to Use to Make the Transition to a Smoke-Free Apartment Policy

As a part of the mismokefreeapartment initiative described above, SFELP developed a PowerPoint presentation for use by landlords (or others). We want to help landlords make the transition to smoke-free living as smooth as possible. This presentation can be used to help landlords announce their smoke-free intentions to tenants and employees and to inform them of the very real risks secondhand smoke poses to their health. Once they see the facts, they can see going smoke-free is a win-win change for the better. To access the 29-slide presentation, you can go to the mismokefreeapartment.org web page for the PowerPoint by clicking here or you can go directly to the PowerPoint by clicking above.

 

"Drifting Smoke: Apartments & Multi-Unit Residences"

This 19-slide PowerPoint presentation was prepared by Randy Kline and Ed Bolen, staff attorneys with the Technical Assistance Legal Center (TALC) in Oakland, California. The presentation reviews the legal issues in addressing drifting secondhand smoke in apartments and other multi-unit residences (while California law is referenced, the presentation is generally applicable to all 50 states). The presentation reviews current legal remedies and their limitations, as well as voluntary strategies. It then examines the need for new policies to address these issues and sets forth potential approaches. Two slides review legislation filed in California in 2003 to deal with this, but which died in committee. It concludes with suggestions for further consideration and the challenges in addressing these issues. This presentation provides a foundation for considering and discussing legal/legislative approaches to overcoming problems associated with drifting secondhand smoke in apartments and other multi-unit residences. Click above to access, download and adapt this presentation for your use.

 

 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS ON OTHER SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENTS ISSUES

Model SFELP Countywide Smoke-Free Workplace & Public Places Regulation PowerPoint Presentation

In 2002, SFELP developed a PowerPoint presentation for use in Michigan counties at public hearings/meetings conducted by county health departments when they were seeking citizen input on proposed smoke-free regulations. The 20-slide presentation includes: 1) reasons for the meeting/hearing; 2) detailed background information on secondhand smoke, including health issues, toxins in secondhand smoke, key studies/reports on secondhand smoke, etc.; 3) potential provisions of the countywide smoke-free regulation; and 4) web sites to visit for more information. While the PowerPoint presentation has a few slides specifically relevant to Michigan, most of the slides will be useful in any state or locality. Click above to go to the index page where you will find a brief description of all the slides and will be able to view the slides (in viewing the slides, they may appear slightly "grainy," but when you click on "Download presentation source," they will be totally clear). (These slides are set up so that users can insert the name of their own county or locality.) Feel free to download and adapt this presentation as you wish for your own use; there is no need to give attribution to SFELP.

 

Clean Indoor Air is Good for Business" PowerPoint Presentation to Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce by ACS/New Mexicans Concerned About Tobacco

In October, 2002, the American Cancer Society/New Mexicans Concerned About Tobacco gave a PowerPoint presentation to the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce titled Clean Indoor Air is Good for Business. This comprehensive 34-slide presentation covered the following: tobacco use in NM; illness & death due to tobacco use in NM; health effects of tobacco use; private sector costs due to tobacco use; data on NMs with breathing problems; what is secondhand smoke; cancer deaths due to secondhand smoke versus other causes of death; health effects of secondhand smoke on workers, including bar and restaurant workers; positive economic impacts of Clean Indoor Air policies; experiences of other localities with Clean Indoor Air laws in AZ, AK, and CA, with graphs, charts, etc.; results of consumer polls regarding Clean Indoor Air policies; smoke-free policies mean more customers, less costs and more profits for business; rights/choices issues; and "It's About Health. It's About Time." Click above to access and download this presentation and adapt it for your use.

 

 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS ON SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENTS & TOBACCO ISSUES PERTAINING TO OLDER PERSONS

Smoking Policies in Long-Term Care & Residential Facilities Serving Older Persons

In October, 2003, Jim Bergman, J.D., Co-Director of The Center for Social Gerontology (TCSG), gave presentations at the National Aging & Law Conference and at the Annual Conference of the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) in Washington, D.C. on Smoking Policies in Long-Term Care & Residential Facilities Serving Older Persons. This 36-slide presentation discussed: how all truth passes through 3 stages, including concerning smoke-free policies; the health dangers of secondhand smoke; sources of research on secondhand smoke; whether smoke-free policies should be different in residential settings than in other workplaces and public places; the fire dangers of smoking in long-term care and elderly housing facilities; what federal and state laws – including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act -- say about smoking in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and apartments; what JCAHO accreditation standards say about smoking in long-term care facilities; TCSG's model smoking policies in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and elderly housing; online resources for more information on this topic; and the findings of TCSG's national survey of smoking policies in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Click above to access the presentation and adapt it for your use.

 

Tobacco's Impact on Senior Citizens

On August 27, 2003, Cliff Douglas -- President of the Board of The Center for Social Gerontology (TCSG) and a consulting attorney for TCSG's Smoke-Free Environments Law Project (as well as an internationally-known authority on tobacco and secondhand smoke issues) -- gave a presentation titled Tobacco's Impact on Seniors at a conference sponsored by the Tobacco Reduction Action Coalition in Oakland County, Michigan. The conference was titled "The Costs of Secondhand Smoke to the Individual, Business and the Community." In this 55-slide PowerPoint presentation, Cliff provided an excellent description of the health consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke on older persons. The presentation provides a wide assortment of slides and data, including some classic slides such as the 7 tobacco company executives swearing before Congress that tobacco is not addictive and the classic swimming pool slide demonstrating that secondhand smoke does not stay within boundaries. Click above to access the presentation and adapt it for your use.

 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS ON OTHER TOBACCO ISSUES

PowerPoint Presentation by Ron Davis, MD: Tobacco Control: How Is Michigan Doing?

On July 25, 2003, Dr. Ron Davis, director of the Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit (and former Director of the CDC Office of Smoking and Health) presented an excellent speech at the Tobacco-Free Michigan meeting in Lansing. The speech included a 33-slide PowerPoint presentation which provided an assessment of Michigan's tobacco control efforts, including on: smoke-free policies; use of tobacco settlement funds and tobacco tax revenues for tobacco prevention and cessation activities; adult and youth smoking rates; tobacco taxes; and related issues. Dr. Davis utilized national and international data and standards in his presentation to compare this to Michigan's performance. He then "graded" Michigan's efforts as a way of providing a current status report in order to assist in setting priorities for future tobacco control efforts in the state. While this presentation focused on Michigan's performance, the PowerPoint slides could be easily adapted for use in other states by plugging in state-specific data in place of the Michigan data. Click above to access and download this presentation and adapt it for your use. [Note: There are 4 slides which have a title and then a black box; these slides had video of TV ads in Dr. Davis' presentation, but we are not able to provide the video clips through our web site.]

 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS ON WEB SITE OF THE TOBACCO CONTROL JOURNAL

The Tobacco Control (TC) journal web site has a number of fine PowerPoint presentations which are accessible for downloading and utilizing. To go to the TC web site to access any of these presentations, click here. Among the TC site presentations are the following:

Tobacco Industry Academy Award Presentation, 13th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Washington DC July 2006
Anna White and Essential Action

New CalEPA report and Breast Cancer
Andrew Hyland, Stanton A Glantz

Tobacco Control Across Borders: Global Partners Take Action in West Africa
Anna White

Tobacco Advertising in West Africa
Anna White

The Plight of Tobacco farmers in Nigeria
Anna White

Banning Retail Displays and Signage
Rob Cunningham

A Beginner's Guide to Tobacco Control on the Web
Stan Shatenstein

One of the darkest markets in the world
Stacy M Carter BAppSc MPH

Teenagers, smoking and transnational tobacco corporations
Stacy M Carter BAppSc MPH

Tobacco Company Bar Promotions
K Michael Cummings PhD MPH

US Tobacco cigarettes marketing cigarettes outside the United States
K Michael Cummings PhD MPH

History of the US Tobacco Institute and Tobacco Industry Research Committee
K Michael Cummings PhD MPH

Why and how the tobacco industry sells cigarettes to young adults
Pamela Ling, MD MPH Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

African American leadership groups: Smoking with the enemy
Valerie B Yerger MA ND, Ruth E Malone RN Ph

Altria means tobacco: Philip Morris's identity crisis
Elizabeth Smith PhD, Ruth Malone RN PhD

Smoke Free Movies
Stanton A Glantz PhD

Tobacco Product Regulation
Judy Wilkenfeld, Esq.

Economic Impact of Smoke-free Policies on Restaurants and Bars
Andrew Hyland PhD

Marketing Tobacco to Women
Amanda Amos PhD

Technology, Policy, and the Future of Nicotine Addiction
Kenneth E Warner PhD

Economics of Tobacco: Myths and Realities </b.
Kenneth E Warner PhD

Types and Uses of Tobacco Litigation
Tobacco Control Resource Center, Inc.

Civil Disobedience & Tobacco Control: BUGA UP in Australia
Simon Chapman PhD

Youth Smoking: Can it be Prevented or Reduced?
Cheryl L Perry PhD, Jean L Forster PhD


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