Policy initiatives to protect health

Smoke-free Communities 

Smoke-free community policies protect people from secondhand smoke in public spaces.

Retailer Licensing

Tobacco retailer licensing curbs youth tobacco use by preventing illegal sales to minors.

Smoke-free Housing 

Enforcing smoke-free policies in multiunit housing facilities prevents secondhand smoke exposure in apartments, condos and other living spaces that share air.

Tobacco-free Worksites

Tobacco-free policies protect employees from secondhand smoke exposure on the job.

Tobacco-free Schools

Tobacco-free policies at schools, colleges and universities send a strong message to students that tobacco has no place in their lives.

Health Systems Change

Policy around health systems change equips providers with tobacco cessation resources for patients.