Have you heard? As of spring 2021, Gwinnett County has implemented a Tobacco-Free Park System! This tobacco-free policy restricts the use of any product that contains tobacco or nicotine within a County park site.
Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.1
Each year, nearly half a million Americans die prematurely of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Another 16 million live with a serious illness caused by smoking.2
Tobacco use causes:
- Heart disease and stroke
- Lung diseases
- Reproductive issues
- Other health challenges such as type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired immune function and more3
Did you know? E-cigarettes are considered tobacco products because most of them contain nicotine.4 Vaping is addictive and dangerous!
Creating tobacco-free environments improve can our quality of life everywhere we go.5, 6
- HOME – Reduce cases of respiratory illness, asthma attacks, ear infections and other issues associated with secondhand smoke exposure.
- WORK – Have cleaner areas, less maintenance, a healthier environment and lower insurance risks.
- COMMUNITY – Protect our environment from pollution due to chemicals in the air and increased litter.
Ending tobacco use is essential in promoting community health!
Want to spread the word? We have a few resources to share to help promote ending tobacco use:
Want to quit smoking? The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (1-877-270-STOP) is a free, confidential service available to assist with quitting smoking and all forms of tobacco. Other fantastic resources for ending tobacco use are Smokefree.gov and Truth Initiative.