Tobacco-Free Living in...
We work with property managers and owners to adopt smoke-free housing policies. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke; it affects the health of users and nonusers alike. We also work with communities to reduce exposure to tobacco products and point-of-sale marketing through ordinance changes.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information and resources on many health topics and chronic diseases.
- The BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota Center for Prevention
The BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota Center for Prevention work to make Minnesota a healthier place to live, work and play daily.
- Minnesota Department of Health
The Minnesota Department of Health works to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans.
- SHIP and the American Lung Association (ALA) Influence Smoke-Free Campuses
In an effort to help reduce tobacco use, Live Well Winona worked with their landlord and surrounding tenants at Huff Center in Winona to create a tobacco-free zone that spans half of a city block. Inspired by a presentation given by Erin Simmons of ALA, staff learned about the Twin Cities based non-profit company, ANSR of Minnesota. Through this connection they were able to follow the proper steps to make a seamless transition to a tobacco-free campus. ANSR provided the resources and assisted in supplying the signage needed.
Inspired by this positive change at the Huff Center campus, Winona Volunteer Services decided to make their campus a Tobacco-Free Zone as well. Many thanks to SHIP, ALA and ANSR for helping improve our community.