Creating a tobacco-free Utah is an effort that involves many different community partners. Together, we can change policy and protect each other from the dangers of tobacco.
Ending nicotine addiction requires commitment from the individual, encouragement from family and friends, and support from the community. To find out more about how to help create smoke-free environments, how to promote a smoke-free African American community and how youth can play a special role in changing public policy, click here. Together, we can change attitudes, perceptions and lives.
As people have become more aware of the dangers of secondhand smoke (SHS), more and more Utahns have smoke-free policies in their homes. Unfortunately, people who live in multiple-unit housing have no control over the SHS caused by neighbors, unless property owners enforce smoke-free policies.
Utahns are used to being protected from SHS. State law keeps people from smoking in workplaces, restaurants, clubs and other public places. People expect clean air in their apartments or condominiums, and deserve the right to live in a safe and healthy environment. There is a high demand for smoke-free housing; properties with non-smoking policies have been shown to have increased interest from renters.
State law keeps people from smoking in workplaces, restaurants, clubs and other public places.
way to quit encourages all Utahns to support smoke-free housing. Many landlords are not aware that SHS is an issue on their property. If you are a renter where SHS is affecting your living space, please let your landlord know and share that you would support a smoke-free policy for the property.
Outrage! is a statewide youth coalition that fights vigorously against the tobacco industry by creating policy that can stop or derail its manipulative tactics. We’ve found that the best way to educate our friends and family is by doing something, like banning tobacco sponsorships, banning candy flavors and candy-like tobacco, restricting nicotine products so they can’t be sold to teens, putting larger graphic warning labels on cigarettes, and more.
For more information on how to become a part of OUTRAGE, contact Sarah Mangone.
Central Health Department
Wasatch County Governing Youth Council
Bear River Governing Youth Council (GYC)
Davis Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)
Green River Cheer Coalition
Washington County Youth Coalition
Iron County Youth Coalition
Kane County Youth Coalition
South Summit Youth Leaders
Island Teens Against Tobacco (ITAT), Queen Center
Joyce Ah You
Duchesne County Youth Coalition
Uintah County Youth Coalition
Utah County OUTRAGE!
Central Utah Youth Coalition
Tooele County OUTRAGE!