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Tobacco-Free QC

Tobacco-Free QC

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

NEWS RELEASE - JUNE 14, 2018 The Scott County Conservation Board (SCCB) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in coordination with FYRA Engineering, will host a public meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 5 p.m. at the Blue Grass Public Safety Building (606 Mayne Street in Bluegrass, IA...
Posted: June 15, 2018
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: June 13, 2018
The 19th Annual Quad Cities Triathlon will be held on the morning of Saturday, June 16, 2018 starting at 7:00 a.m. and ending around 10:30 a.m., 600+ participants are expected. Motorists are asked to avoid the event area and allow extra time to utilize alternative routes of travel. Road closures...
Posted: June 12, 2018