Renters living in approximately 780,000 privately owned rental units remain unprotected from secondhand smoke in the city of Los Angeles, despite the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcement that public housing developments in the U.S. will be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents.
First came the feeling of irritation to her throat, nose and eyes. Then came the nausea, dizziness and headaches. Carolina Lopez, a resident of a Mid-City apartment building in Central Los Angeles, had a new neighbor and a new problem: secondhand smoke.
Lopez, who is allergic to smoke, asked the neighbor to stop smoking … [ Read full post ]
Citing California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data on smoking, A Sacramento Bee editorial finds that Bakersfield Assembly District 34, where 19.5 percent of adults light up, is the smokiest district in the state.
Following Bakersfield are Rancho Cordova Assembly District 8 (18.3 percent) Nubieber Assembly District 1 (18.2 percent), Yuba City Assembly District 3 (18 … [ Read full post ]
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has been awarded a $3 million federal grant to combat the effects of smoking and secondhand smoke among two highly-affected groups: low-income Latino and African-American families living in Los Angeles, Calif. The three-year, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) award is part of a U.S. Department … [ Read full post ]
The Center’s David Grant will speak about the AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition and Associate Center Director Steve Wallace will lead a lunch discussion “Dispelling the Medical Myth of Immigrant Health” today at the Healthy Communities Data Summit. The summit showcases technologies, programs and data that are changing health at a local level now and … [ Read full post ]
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, a healthy home “supports the health of its residents.” By that definition many residences in California fail to meet that standard, according to a study by the California Department of Public Health and California Breathing. Homes can be plagued by structural problems — broken staircases or inadequate plumbing … [ Read full post ]