Community 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.

To view tobacco free/nicotine free environment policy databases for schools, parks, businesses, community events, county fairs, rodeos, and pharmacies in Iowa, please click here.


Revised: 12/12/18

Printed from the website on September 27, 2021 at 11:52pm.