Outdoor Policy Resources

Resources for Outdoor Smoke - Free Policies

Why are Tobacco-Free outdoor areas so important?

"Making your outdoor areas tobacco-free keeps them beautiful and free of pollution, protects children and animals from ingesting toxic cigarette butts, prevents secondhand smoke exposure, and maintains positive role-modeling for youth."

- The NY Tobacco-Free Outdoor Areas Toolkit

For more information on Steps to Build Support for a Tobacco-Free Outdoor Areas Policy, Evaluating Legal Options, Publicizing Your Tobacco-Free Outdoor Areas Policy, and some Model Ordinances, check out the NY Tobacco-Free Outdoor Areas Toolkit

For more examples of model ordinances also look at the Annotated Model New York Ordinance for Smoke-Free Outdoor Areas (tobaccopolicycenter.org: outdated link)