Tobacco-Free Outdoors

What is the most littered item in the world?

From an environmental standpoint, cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world. Annually, businesses collectively spend more than $9 billion working to clean this up. Fortunately, this is entirely preventable. By choosing to go tobacco-free, not only are businesses, organizations, and municipalities making a positive environmental impact and saving money, they are also improving the health of their communities by reducing second-hand smoke exposure. Another positive impact of going tobacco-free is eliminating tobacco use as a social norm, thus helping reduce teen initiation. CASA is here to offer education and resources, including signage, to help transition your grounds to a tobacco-free location. 

 Who goes tobacco free?

  • Businesses and Organizations
    Many businesses elect to go tobacco-free on their grounds to help protect the health of their employees. Typically, policies enforcing tobacco-free grounds include all types of tobacco products: cigarettes, chew, cigars, snuff, and e-cigarettes. All property, including parking lots, grass lots, or other outdoor areas, are included, with occasional exceptions.
  • Municipalities
    Local municipalities often choose to go tobacco-free to enhance outdoor experiences without exposing community members to the negative effects of second-hand smoke. Often, select areas of town-owned land, including parks and playgrounds, are determined to be tobacco-free. However, respecting the health of all who utilize any town-owned property is beneficial.

How can you help?

Businesses, organizations, and municipalities each have different needs depending on their circumstances. It is important to consider all aspects of a situation before moving forward on such changes.

Contact us at [email protected] for assistance with policy development and signage.

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