The Tobacco-Free Work Group is promoting policies and programs that encourage smoke-free communities (e.g. smoke-free workplaces, clean air ordinances, smoking cessation programs, etc.).
Accomplishment and Activities:
The Tobacco-Free Work Group developed and distributed one video to provide information and resources for businesses and organizations on how to become 100% tobacco-free workplaces.
The second video was developed in collaboration with career services personnel to educate students on issues related to seeking employment in companies that are currently or will be tobacco-free workplaces.
In collaboration with the Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania, smoking cessation classes are being conducted in local hospitals, businesses, and other organizations. If you are interested in hosting smoking cessation classes, please contact their organization. Seven out of every ten smokers want to quit and smoking cessations programs are successful.
In November 2017, we hosted a Healthy Resolutions Expo at the Logan Valley Mall. This went beyond the typical health fair by selecting vendors that would engage residents to learn about and commit to a healthy resolution such as getting more exercise, quitting tobacco use, drinking more water, eating healthier, scheduling important preventive health care checkups, etc. We are already planning for another November 2018 event!