The Alabama Communities Putting Prevention to Work project is addressing tobacco prevention efforts in Mobile County. Working with the Mobile Children's Policy Council, the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Mobile, and the Mobile Leadership Team, the program is implementing a media campaign to educate Mobile citizens about the health benefits of clean, smoke-free indoor air and promote existing cessation services. The project is also educating decision makers about the public health impact of comprehensive smoke free policies. Mobile County is working with tobacco retailers to restrict point of purchase tobacco advertising and is supporting systems change in worksites and schools by increasing the availability of cessation services and tobacco-free environments. The intent of these systems and policy approaches is to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, reduce social acceptability of tobacco use, and increase cessation attempts by tobacco users.
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