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Accomplishments

Accomplishments

Some accomplishments of the TFQC since its inception:

  • Assisted businesses in tobacco-free and nicotine-free policy development
  • Hosted trainings for health care providers on tobacco cessation
  • Educated the community about the health impacts of tobacco use
  • Partnered with the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Public Health to monitor the status of tobacco in our community
  • Assisted in the implementation of increased cigarette taxes in Iowa and Illinois
  • Provided local support for the passage of the Smoke-free Illinois Act and the IowaSmoke-free Air Act
  • Served as a community resource for agencies and organizations
  • Assisted with the implementation of the smoke-free housing rule from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to area housing authorities.
  • Partnered with local parks and recreation departments on the use of signage and education to the public about the effects of smoking.