Community events, such as fairs, rodeos and farmers markets, enhance community pride, teach people new things, and strengthen relationships. Tobacco/Nicotine-Free environments provided 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.