What You Can Do
Are you a community member interested in creating a safe, healthy environment for you and your family? Or, are you a youth who wants to join the fight against Big Tobacco?
Get involved in tobacco prevention efforts in Santa Clara County.
- Educate yourself and your family about the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure.
- Patronize 100 percent smoke-free businesses and restaurants.
- If you live in an apartment next to someone who smokes, try speaking to them and working out a peaceful solution. If your apartment building has a nonsmoking policy, ask that your landlord strongly enforce it. If your building is not smoke-free, point out to your landlord that a nonsmoking building has lower insurance and maintenance costs.
- If your workplace does not have a no smoking policy, work with management and labor organizations to create one.
- Find out where your local elected officials stand on expanding smoke-free policies in Santa Clara County cities.
- Report secondhand smoke violations by calling the Secondhand Smoke Helpline at (408) 999-0500.
- Join our community coalitions and support effort to help make our community smoke-free!
The Tobacco Free Coalition
meets on a monthly basis. If you have any tobacco-related questions or concerns, feel free to drop by and attend the next coalition meeting. For more information, call (408) 793-2700. "Like" us on Facebook
Community Advocate Teens of Today (CATT)
is a youth-led coalition of the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program and counter-part to the Tobacco Free Coalition. CATT youth are actively involved in community outreach, youth purchase surveys, merchant education, city council meetings, working with law enforcement, youth development activities, and much more. To find out more about CATT, their upcoming activities and how to join, call (408) 793-2700. Join the conversation on our Facebook