There are a variety of ways that your business / organization can get involved to support local community tobacco prevention efforts.
Learn more about tobacco control laws and policies that reduce tobacco's harms:
General information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Understand the business benefits of tobacco control policy change.
Tobacco Control Article
It is important for businesses to understand that there has been neutral or positive economic impact in communities that have implemented stronger smoke-free laws. The following fact sheets have more information.
Smoke-Free Laws Do Not Community Economic Impact of
Harm Business at Restaurants and Bars Smoke-Free Laws
Make changes where you can in your personal and professional networks.
In your home...
In your organization...
- Provide information to management and employees about quitting tobacco and the benefits of tobacco control policy change.
- Raise awareness about the problem of tobacco use.
- Establish healthy workplace practices.
- Offer incentives for employees to work and live tobacco-free.
- Make the workplace environment supportive of tobacco-free choices (example: tobacco-free campus policies)
In your industry...
- Encourage information and articles about tobacco prevention to be published in relevant trade magazines.
In your community...
- Share the importance of tobacco-free living and tobacco control policy with your membership organizations, associations and social groups.
- Know what your community's tobacco control laws are and what can be done to strengthen them. (smoke-free, youth prevention and access, tobacco price and taxing)
- Talk to your policy makers and opinion leaders about the importance of tobacco prevention in your community.
- Get involved in local tobacco control and community health coalitions such as these: