Home
Tobacco 101
What's in a Cigarette?
Tobacco Facts
Health Harms
Spit Tobacco
Secondhand Smoke
Health Harms
Secondhand Smoke and Children
Surgeon General's Report
No Such Thing as a "No Smoking Section"
Secondhand Smoke Trivia
Quitting Tobacco
Quit Tips
Benefits of Quitting
Teens
For Youth
Youth Advisory Council
Teen Tobacco Facts
Media and Tobacco
True Stories in Tobacco
Helpful Links
For Professionals
Clinicians and Counselors
Educators and Youth Leaders
Smoke-Free Law
Smoke-Free Policies
Tobacco-Free Schools
Smoke-Free Restaurants Initiative
Public Places
Links
En Español
Datos sobre el tabaco
Tabaco y salud
Tabaco de Mascar
Para Los Jóvenes
Humo de Segunda Mano
Como Dejar De Fumar
Contact Us
Healthy Community Coalition

Public Places

No-smoking policies in public places protect everyone from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Infants and children are particularly vulnerable to secondhand smoke's harmful effects because they are not able to walk away from people who may be smoking nearby.

gold starLocal Hospitals go Smoke-free   Thank to our two local hospitals, Forsyth Medical Center (part of Novant Health) and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for switching to a 100% tobacco-free campus. The new policies protect patients, visitors, and those who work at the hospitals from secondhand smoke.

gold starSchools to Become 100% Tobacco-free Locally and State-wide   Thank you to the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Board of Education for passing a tobacco-free policy in June. Just days after our school board passed this policy, a new state law requiring all NC school districts to become 100% tobacco-free passed. The new policy will take effect in July of 2008. For more information on tobacco-free schools, click here. Thanks for making our children's health a priority!

For more information on the benefits of smoke-free homes, churches and workplaces, please visit:

Environmental Tobacco Smoke Training Education Research
Smoke-Free NC
Working Smoke-Free