The 2022 legislative session is over, and we are focusing on our efforts at the local level to help improve the health of communities across Idaho. We have been working with a number of partners to help build smoke-free communities, where everyone is free from the dangers of secondhand smoke.
While we have been advocating for these policies at the statehouse, we also want to support the community coalitions that are working to improve health at the regional level. That is why we want to increase the number of smoke-free cities in Idaho. Currently only three cities have passed comprehensive local smoke-free ordinances.
With the rise in use of electronic tobacco and nicotine products, we’re seeing more and more young people smoking than ever, and that can lead to a lifetime of addiction. But we know that when there are less places that allow smoking or vaping, more people are inclined to quit, or fewer people pick up the habit. That is why we need more cities to go smoke-free.
Are you willing to help us improve community health and make your city smoke-free? If so, please email me at [email protected] and let me know. Your support can help us achieve this life-saving goal.
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