About the Tobacco Prevention Network
Washington’s Tobacco Prevention Network works to provide a non-smoking environment throughout the public housing system by assisting housing authorities and landlords who administer Section 8 vouchers:
Adopt and implement no-smoking policies
Connect residents with smoking cessation programs
Why go smoke-free?
Smoking is a serious problem for residents of public housing – not just the people who smoke, but for their children and neighbors who are impacted by second-hand smoke.
It’s also a problem for landlords. Smoking results in increased maintenance costs for unit renovation, and is a frequent cause of fires resulting in property loss, injury, and death.
The Tobacco Prevention Network is supported by a contract with the Washington State Department of Health. We operate as a partnership that includes:
Comprehensive Health Education Foundation
Association of Washington Housing Authorities (and their members)
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
For more information or to request assistance, contact Julie Peterson, 1-800-323-2433 ext. 1898, JulieP@chef.org.