Tobacco- and Smoke-free Environments

Reducing Secondhand Smoke

Whether it's breathing in a puff of secondhand smoke while walking in the park, or the sudden waft of cigarette smoke through the vent in an apartment or townhome, secondhand smoke poses a health risk. Learn what you can do to help us all breathe easier.

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Smoke-free public housing
Learn about a proposed rule for public housing that would reduce secondhand smoke and help improve the health of the 760,000 children living in public housing. 
Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing 

Smoke-free, multi-unit housing
Find out what communities are doing to eliminate the secondhand smoke that enters through the vents of neighboring apartments and townhomes.
Keep Pollution Out of Your Home

Smoke-free workplaces, bars and restaurants
Help get more "No Smoking" signs where we work, eat and relax.
Smoking in Your State: Interactive Map

Smoke-free parks
Find out how you can help limit secondhand smoke in parks and other common outdoor areas.
Secondhand Smoke: Protecting Your Family

Smoking cessation
Quality programs are helping people quit smoking every day. Find out how to get more of these programs in your community.
Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking (PDF)

Limiting children's exposure to tobacco signage and point-of-sale advertising
Learn how to keep harmful messaging away from our impressionable kids.
Tobacco Industry Marketing

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Our Community Deserves

All communities deserve healthy food options and safe places to be active. Find ads, banners, pre-written articles, and radio spots to promote healthy living in your community.

Community Success Stories

Learn how communities across the country are making health easier through active living, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living.

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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommend that children and adolescents aged 6-17 years should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.
Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit. Learn More!

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