Table 2

Summary of percentages of residents reporting SHS incursions, being bothered by SHS incursions, voluntarily prohibiting smoking in their own unit, and expressing support or a preference for a smoke-free building

Lead authorYearCurrent smoking statusVoluntary smoke-free home rule (%)Experience SHS incursions (%)Bothered by SHS incursions (%)Support/prefer smoke-free building (%)Other assessed indicators
Baezconde-Garbanati*2011Non-smokersAttitudes towards SHS
Smokers
All356680
Baezconde-Garbanati†2011Non-smokers6437‡Partial policies; attitudes towards SHS; beliefs about smoke-free policies
Smokers5318
All9563
Ballor2013Non-smokers90‡82‡Intention to quit; past cessation attempts; attitudes towards smoke-free policies; knowledge about cessation assistance
Smokers5341
All64
Drach2010Favourability towards current smoke-free policy; compliance
Hennrikus2003Non-smokers72‡53‡97‡79‡Perceived enforcement issues; actions to avoid SHS; attitudes towards SHS
Smokers25356918
All60469064
Hewett§2007Non-smokers77‡63‡Existing policy; perceived market for smoke-free units
Smokers168
All59487970
Hewett2012Non-smokers89‡30‡96¶47Existing policy; perceived market for smoke-free units; attitudes towards existing policy
Smokers32131518
All80288942
Hood2013Non-smokers50‡3272‡Attitudes towards SHS; nicotine dependence; intentions to quit; perceived enforcement issues
Smokers62636
All55
King2010Non-smokers81‡47‡62‡No other assessed indicators
Smokers353827
All73467756
Licht2012Non-smokers91‡44Existing policy
Smokers4339
All794456
Pizacani (baseline)2012Non-smokersPolicy awareness; compliance; smoking behaviour
Smokers
All41¶
Pizacani (follow-up)2012Non-smokersPolicy awareness; compliance; smoking behaviour
Smokers
All17¶
Wilson2014Non-smokers78**, 88††Frequency of SHS incursions; location of SHS incursion
Smokers22**, 12††
All16††
  • *Door-to-door survey (one of two surveys reported in this paper).

  • †Telephone survey; preference/support is based on complete indoor/outdoor smoke-free policies rather than in-unit policy.

  • ‡Significantly different than comparable estimate for smokers in the same study.

  • §Percentages are based on households with smokers versus Non-smokers (rather than individual residents surveyed).

  • ¶Percentages for residents smelling SHS every day or multiple times per week.

  • **Percentage for all persons living in MUH.

  • ††Percentage for all persons living in MUH with personal smoke-free policy.

  • MUH, multiunit housing; SHS, secondhand smoke.