The public health community is joining forces behind the 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 celebrate the successes of the ordinance, raise awareness of smoke and tobacco-free environments and promote cessation resources to help smokers quit. Join us online during the nation wide observance, Great American Smoke Out, for our annual social media campaign!
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
Breathe with Pride - Houston LGBTQ2IA+ Tobacco Prevention and Control Initiative is to reduce the tobacco-related health disparities among the LGBTQ2IA+ communities, and to help implement evidence-based programs and activities focusing on the reduction of tobacco use amid the LGBTQ2IA+ population.