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Table 2 Description of the Smoke-Free Policies at Referenced Properties a

From: A qualitative study of the process of adoption, implementation and enforcement of smoke-free policies in privately-owned affordable housing

Policy Description N = 21 %
Year of Policy Adoption
 Before 2010 4 19
 2011–2014 15 71
 2015 to present 2 10
Description of General Policy
 Comprehensive 9 43
 All indoor spaces smoke-free 11 52
 Common areas only 1 5
Description of Policies for Outdoor Spaces
 Buffer zones of 10, 15, 20 or 25 ft 8 38
 No smoking anywhere except designated areas 3 14
 Smoking allowed anywhere outside 0 0
Grandfathering of Smokers
 Yes – for a limited time 5 24
 Yes – unlimited 4 19
 Yes – length of time not specified 1 5
 No 7 33
 Not applicable (new build) 4 19
Notification Timeline
 No notification given 1 5
 6 months or less 8 38
 More than 6 months 7 33
 Not applicable (new build) 2 10
 Unclear 3 14
Inclusion of E-Cigarettes 11 52
  1. a Some participants reported varying policies across properties but were asked to describe policies at a property with the most comprehensive policy and with which they were most familiar