Promoting smoke-free environments and tobacco cessation in residential treatment facilities for mental health and substance addictions, Oregon, 2010

Linda L. Drach, Daniel Morris, Cathryn Cushing, Cinzia Romoli, Richard L. Harris

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We assessed tobacco-related policies and procedures at all state-funded, community-based residential mental health and substance addiction treatment facilities before implementation of new state policy requirements. We conducted telephone interviews with 162 of 166 (98%) facility administrators. Only 15% had voluntarily implemented 100% smokefree campus policies, and 47% offered cessation resources at patient discharge; however, less than 10% expressed opposition to these future requirements. Smoking bans and cessation support in residential treatment facilities can reduce tobacco-related disparities among people with mental illness and addictions, but states may need to be the catalyst for policy implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number110080
JournalPreventing Chronic Disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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