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What is Tobacco-Free Youth Recreation?

Tobacco-Free Youth Recreation (TFYR) is a program of the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR). TFYR's mission is to assist recreational organizations and communities in their efforts to create a tobacco-free environment where they can promote and model tobacco-free lifestyles.  This is accomplished by helping these groups partner with youth and adult community members to implement a recreation-based tobacco prevention strategy. For a complete guide to implementing this strategy, download our manual Creating Healthy Communities: Using Recreation as a Tool for Tobacco Prevention.

Free Tobacco-Free Signs for School Grounds!

Tobacco-Free Youth Recreation (TFYR) has 12” x 18” permanent metal signs available for Minnesota schools that need assistance in promoting their tobacco-free policy on outdoor athletic facilities.

These signs are FREE, but all orders must be sent to and approved directly by TFYR and require a copy of the school district’s tobacco-free policy.  When determining the number of signs to order, consider these locations on school property:

  • Places where tobacco users tend to congregate during athletic events
  • Entrances to stadiums, courts, fields, and rinks
  • Concession stands or restroom areas

A limited number of signs are available, so please limit your order based on the number of signs you need for the school athletic fields & facilities. 

To order signs, please fill out the order form and fax it to Brady Meyer at TFYR at 651-646-0142.
Sign Order Form -- Word Document
Sign Order Form -- PDF

Tobacco-Free Parks Webinar: A How-To Guide for Your Community

This webinar will introduce you to the benefits of adopting a tobacco-free policy, provide tips for policy adoption, and showcase the free services that we offer that can help you adopt a tobacco-free park and recreation policy for your community! Visit our archive page to view the presentation!