JL Gray commits to go smokefree in properties across New Mexico

May 12, 2017
Bobby Griffith, the Chief Finance Officer of JL Gray, recently signed an internet to work with the American Lung Association in New Mexico, and transition all of the company's 118 properties to smoke-free.

Public housing smoking rates high

March 15, 2017
For the first time, researchers have used linked datasets from HUD and CDC to generate estimates of smoking behaviors and smoking-related health outcomes among U.S. adults receiving federal housing assistance.

Owners, Residents Thrive In Smoke-Free Communities

February 16, 2017
To stay competitive, apartment owners are seeking opportunities to provide attractive living amenities aligning with renters’ lifestyles. Smoke-free living is one approach that owners have recognized that can make them more appealing to...

Surgeon General’s Report on E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults

December 9, 2016
Today, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a new report, “E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General.” The groundbreaking U.S. Surgeon General’s report – the first-ever on e-cigarettes – sounds the alarm.

Investigating Link Between Thirdhand Smoke and Cancer

December 8, 2016
Thirdhand smoke is a new frontier, and UC's Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program has assembled a group of investigators, including at LBNL and UCSF, to study the health risks caused by the remnants...

Fight for Air Climb

December 8, 2016
By joining the Fight For Air Climb, you are helping to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb the stairs...

Become a Certified Smoke-Free Property

December 6, 2016
Are you the owner or manager of a New Mexico Multi-Housing property that is already smoke-free? Do you want to add your smoke-free property to our interactive, smoke-free map? Do you want to become a certified smoke-free Property?

New Mexico’s 2016 Apartment Conference & Trade Show

December 6, 2016
Smoke-Free at Home New Mexico participated in the Apartment Association of New Mexico’s 2016 Apartment Conference & Trade Show in August. We had a great time meeting with property owners, managers, maintenance staff...

Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing

December 5, 2016
A Rule by the Housing and Urban Development Department on 12/05/2016 This rule requires each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, no later than 18 months from the effective...

Nationwide, more and more housing properties are adopting smoke free policies.

July 21, 2016
Smoke-Free at Home NM has been working hard for the last 6 years to increase the number of smoke free Multi-Unit Housing properties in New Mexico. We are here to support property owners and managers to adopt a smoke-free policy...

Video: Bernalillo County Receives Lung Champion Award

September 30, 2014
Bernalillo County’s Housing Department received the Lung Champion Award from the American Lung Association for the county’s progress toward smoke-free public housing...

BernCo Housing Department Receives Lung Champion Award from American Lung Association

September 30, 2014
Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County’s Housing Department today received the Lung Champion Award from the American Lung Association for the county’s progress toward smoke-free public housing...

Smoke Free Tribal Housing Summit

September 11, 2014
Join us for the Smoke Free Tribal Housing Summit

A Grand Example

June 30, 2014
On the final set of meetings with apartment manager and owners JoAnna and Beverly met with Lester Swindle the manager of Edward L Romero Terrace...

International District Community Resource Outreach

June 11, 2014
On the second day of fieldwork Beverly and JoAnna met with the surrounding support systems and resource centers for the International District. The target was common areas that residents of multi-unit housing and their managers were likely...

Out In The Field

June 11, 2014
Beverly Apodaca and JoAnna De Maria went out into the International District this week and meet with over 10 apartment managers and personnel. Speaking about the SmokeFree@Home program being offered in the International...

International District is ready for Clean Air

June 11, 2014
After getting the chance to meet with some amazing community leaders such as Joann Landry and Tim Newell and interacting with both the Trumbull Village and Fair West Neighborhood Associations it seems that everyone is excited to getting the air...

Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

November 6, 2013
Getting regular daily kids exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity may also boost students’ academic performance...

Mobile Food Truck Drives Down Diabetes, Obesity On NM’s Pueblos

November 8, 2013
People who don’t have a grocery store nearby are often left to settle for fast food choices that are less healthy. But a mobile food truck stocked...

CDC: Makers of e-cigarettes, little cigars target kids

November 8, 2013
New types of e cigarettes and tobacco threaten to addict a new generation of kids, in spite of the country’s overall progress against smoking, said Tom Frieden, director...

Study shows nutrition education leads to healthier choices by SNAP recipients

December 9, 2013
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a study providing clear evidence that well-designed nutrition education programs can lead to healthier food choices by participants in...

Public health takes on obesity: A route to better health

January 22, 2014
Obesity is a serious and costly health problem facing our nation. The number of kids and teens who are obese has nearly tripled in the past three decades, leading to a generation at risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other...

Secondhand smoke leading cause of childhood illness, death

January 27, 2014
Secondhand smoke is the leading cause of childhood illness and premature death, especially in rural areas, University of Kentucky researchers say.

Obesity rates drop for 2- to 5-year-olds

February 26, 2014
Obesity rates in children 2 to 5 years old have decreased significantly over the past decade, according to a new study published Tuesday.

WIC gets healthier choices in foods

March 3, 2014
Pregnant women, mothers and children who get federal assistance with their grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish, fruits and vegetables.

Obesity rate among New Mexico 3rd graders dropping

March 14, 2014
State health officials say the childhood obesity rate among New Mexico 3rd graders is dropping.

Smoke Can Travel Through Walls

August 30, 2013
Scientific studies show that second hand smoke smoke from a neighboring apartment can travel through ventilation systems, pipes, walls, open windows and doors, electrical sockets and even tiny cracks in plaster and drywall.1 While many...

Asthma and Air Quality

August 30, 2013
(May 1, 2013)— Clean air is an important health concern for all of us. But when you have asthma, air quality indoors and out can make all the difference in the world. Car exhaust, smoke, road dust and factory emissions can...

Apartments Likely to Pressure Market

August 30, 2013
A building blitz in the Columbus-Phenix City apartment market, combined with expected softening of occupancy levels, looks to put pressure on the sector in the coming 18 months, developers say. Will White, a managing partner with Greystone...

Secondhand Smoke

August 22, 2012
Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard causing close to 50,000 deaths per year. It can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including lung cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.1 The American Lung Association has...

Protecting Your Air at Home

August 22, 2012
Everyone deserves to breathe healthy air in their own home. Learn what your community can do to promote healthy air in every home.

Healthy Air at Home

August 22, 2012
The air in your home can threaten your family's health, especially if someone in your family has asthma or another lung disease. Let us show you how to protect them.


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