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Tobacco-Free QC

Tobacco-Free QC

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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

For more information about the Tobacco-Free QC, visit www.tobaccofreeqc.org.

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:

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News & Notices

Please be reminded: Consumer fireworks are only permitted on July 3 and July 4 from 2 PM until 11 PM. Please be a good neighbor. See the full ordinance (PDF) .
Posted: July 1, 2019
Xstream Cleanup, in response to record flooding, is seeking volunteers for a one-day, region-wide flood cleanup on Saturday, June 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Xstream Cleanup volunteers have identified six areas in our region where volunteers can assist in the recovery from the recent flooding...
Posted: June 25, 2019
Scott County Conservation Board & Iowa DNR are renovating the West Lake Complex to improve water quality and recreational opportunities Watershed protection from March to November 2019 involves 5 ponds and one bio-swale Liberalized Fishing Regulations 1 April – 15 July 2019 Water drawdown...
Posted: June 18, 2019