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Smokefree Parks

Exploring policy options

Webinar
Tobacco Prevention

Many communities are interested in creating smokefree outdoor recreational areas such as parks, playgrounds, and sports fields.

Eliminating secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use in these areas can be an important way to improve public health. What does it take to adopt and enforce this type of local policy?

This presentation addressed key legal and practical considerations involved in creating smokefree outdoor recreational areas. It provides a variety of options and tools you can use to craft a strong smokefree parks policy, including model language and policy checklists. There are also tips on how to build a successful campaign for this kind of policy – and recommendations on ways to carry out and enforce the policy effectively.

This project was made possible through funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The webinar is sponsored by the Cook County Department of Public Health, part of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.