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.

News & Notices

CDC's Office on Smoking & Health Tips From Former Smokers (TIPS) campaign raises awareness of the human suffering caused by smoking and to encourage smokers to quit. The TIPS campaign underscores the immediate damage that smoking can cause to the body and features people who experienced smoking...
Posted: October 15, 2017