Family at a petting zooCommunity events, such as fairs, rodeos and farmers markets, enhance community pride, teach people new things, and strengthen relationships. Tobacco/Nicotine Free environments provide added benefits for these events by protecting the environment and community members.

  • Secondhand smoke is harmful both outdoors and indoors and there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure.
  • Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world and are not biodegradable13, causing additional maintenance costs and harm to the environment.
  • Tobacco/Nicotine Free events allow for positive role modeling and reduce the social norm of tobacco use.

For more information on tobacco free/nicotine free environment policies for schools, parks, businesses, community events, county fairs, rodeos and pharmacies in Iowa, please contact tobcontactus@idph.iowa.gov


Revised: 10/14/21