Tobacco Free Environments

Assistance for Tobacco-Free/Nicotine-Free Policies

Worksites and Multi-Unit Housing

  • Create a safe and healthy environment
  • Conveys a positive image
  • Direct health care costs can be reduced
  • Maintenance costs reduced
  • Possible to negotiate lower health, life, and disability coverage Reduced risk of fire
  • Reduction of absenteeism
  • Reduction of worker’s compensation claims
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased resale of building or business
  • Demonstrates the company cares about individual health
  • Everyone is protected from secondhand smoke exposure
  • Policies motivate tobacco users to quit
  • For the tobacco user, a well-structured wellness program provides additional support

 Tobacco-Free/Nicotine-Free Parks

  • Parks are created to promote healthy activities.
  • Secondhand smoke is harmful to everyone, even in outdoor areas.
  • A majority of people are not tobacco users.
  • Cigarette litter is dangers to toddlers, wildlife, and the environment.
  • Tobacco-free/nicotine-free policies help change community norms and behaviors.
  • Tobacco-free/nicotine-fee environments promote positive role modeling.
  • Including nicotine in the policy eliminates the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes, vape pens, etc.) which eliminates confusion.

Schools and Universities

  • Ensure a safe learning and work environment for students and staff.
  • Model healthy and positive behavior for students.
  • Reinforces tobacco-free norms and attitudes.

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For free information on creating tobacco-free/nicotine-free policies, please contact the Tobacco-Free QC in Scott County at 563-326-8618 or  [email protected]