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Starting a Tobacco-Free Project in Your Community

You can partner with recreational organizations in your community to create tobacco-free environments. Contact TFYR to discuss how to begin your local project!

Policy Process

TFYR believes that the most important aspect of a recreation-based tobacco prevention strategy is the adoption of a tobacco-free policy. TFYR has created a comprehensive training guide for youth groups on how to work toward tobacco-free outdoor recreation areas in their community. The training guide, "Playing Tobacco Free: Making Your Community's Parks, Playgrounds, and Athletic Fields Tobacco Free," is broken down into seven steps.

TFYR has also created a similar guide for tobacco control professionals.The guide includes detailed policy steps and sample documents.

  • Playing Tobacco Free: Making Your Community's Outdoor Recreational Facilities Tobacco Free. A Guide for Tobacco Control Advocates

Learn more about the benefits of tobacco-free policies for parks and other outdoor recreational facilities: