Smokefree Parks

Smokefree Parks

A webinar Exploring Policy Options & Tips

Many communities are interested in creating smokefree outdoor recreational areas such as parks, playgrounds, and sports fields. Eliminating secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use in these areas can be an important way to improve public health. What does it take to adopt and enforce this type of local policy?

This webinar addresses key legal and practical considerations involved in creating smokefree outdoor recreational areas. You will learn about a variety of options and tools you can use to craft a strong smokefree parks policy, including model language and policy checklists. Speakers share tips on how to build a successful campaign for this kind of policy – and recommend ways to carry out and enforce the policy effectively.
 
This project was made possible through funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The webinar is sponsored by the Cook County Department of Public Health, part of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.

A recording of the webinar is available for playback here, and the slides and related resources are available in the download section below. Please note that on May 17, 2012 Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) became ChangeLab Solutions.  For residents of Cook County seeking more information, contact Claudius Isfan at 708.633.8337 or cisfan@cookcountyhhs.org.