Grants to help push smoke-free buildings

Posted: 7/10/2011



From ABC7 Chicago:

The Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project is awarding grants to several housing organizations to encourage the adoption of smoke-free policies in apartment and condos in Chicago.

Awardees include Claretian Associates, Institute of Cultural Affairs and Lakeside Community Development Corporation. Further awards are expected by September.

Joel Africk, president and chief executive officer of the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, and Angela Hurlock, executive director at Claretian Associates, Inc. joined us in our ABC7 studio to talk about the project.

The Piloting and Promoting Smoke-free Homes initiative is an effort to create more smoke-free multi-unit properties in Chicago as part of the project's overall effort to reduce smoking rates and exposure to secondhand smoke.

For more information, view our smoke-free housing pages. Original here.