We challenge YOU to quit smoking!
The public health community is joining forces this fall to celebrate the hallmark 10 year passing of City of Houston No Smoking Ordinance 2006-1054. This comprehensive revision of the City of Houston Smoking Ordinance prohibits smoking in enclosed public spaces, enclosed workplaces, building entrances and selected outdoor areas and public facilities. The ordinance is momentous for our city as it uses policy to create safe and healthy environments for Houstonians.
In the month of November, we will celebrate the successes of the ordinance, raise awareness of smoke and tobacco-free environments and promote cessation resources to help smokers quit. Please join us in our effort to launch a two week social media campaign ending in a community wide support of the observance of the Great American Smoke Out® on November 17th, 2016.
Quitting is hard but with the help of friends, family, and the local community what is a struggle for one can become a success story for others.
Your journey to smoke-free living can start today!
Click below to check out things you need to know and how soon you can feel better once you boot smoking.
American Lung Association – Benefits of quitting
American Cancer – Guide to quitting smoking
Texas Department of State Health Services – Yes, I’m ready to quit
Know The Risks – E-Cigarettes & Young People