The Smokefree Air Act regulates smoking in public places, places of employment, and certain outdoor areas. The Smokefree Air Act outlines areas where smoking is prohibited, areas where smoking is not regulated, enforcement details, and scheduled penalties for persons and businesses that violate the law.
The Tobacco-Free QC exists to change the culture of our community regarding tobacco use and exposure through:
- Preventing the start of the use of tobacco
- Promoting cessation of tobacco usage
- Decreasing availability of tobacco products, and
- Influencing tobacco related legislation
Why smoke-free is important:
- Secondhand smoke is a Class A carcinogen (cancer causing) - there is no safe level of exposure.
- Secondhand smoke contains over 4000 chemicals; cyanide, arsenic, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and ammonia.
- Secondhand smoke causes burning eyes and nasal passages, headaches, nausea and discomfort to non-smokers and can aggravate the condition of persons with allergies or asthma.
- Current ventilation standards only remove odors. They do not remove carcinogens or health risks. Separate areas do not eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Employees are exposed to secondhand smoke and may not have the option of changing jobs to protect their health.
For more information about the Tobacco-Free QC Coalition, you can contact:
- Scott County Program Coordinator
(563) 326-8618 ext. 8985
- Rock Island County Program Coordinator
- No files listed at this time.
- Tobacco Free QC
- Quitline Iowa - Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy
- Iowa Smokefree Air Act
- American Cancer Society
- Freedom from Smoking Online