The Tobacco-Free QC Coalition exists to change the culture of our community regarding tobacco use and exposure through:
- Preventing the start of the use of tobacco
- Promoting cessation of tobacco usage
- Decreasing the availability of tobacco products
- Influencing tobacco related legislation
Why smoke-free is important:
- Secondhand smoke is a Class A carcinogen (cancer causing) – there is no safe level of exposure
- Secondhand smoke contains over 4000 chemicals – including cyanide, arsenic, formaldehyde, lead, carbon monoxide and ammonia
- Secondhand smoke causes burning eyes and nasal passages, headaches, nausea, and discomfort to non-smokers. It can also make allergy and asthma symptoms worse.
- Separate smoking areas do not eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Employees who are exposed to secondhand smoke may not have the option to change their jobs for the protection of their health.
Rock Island County Health Department – Program Coordinator, Mariah Benson (email@example.com)
2112 25th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
Scott County Health Department – Program Coordinator, Anna Copp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
600 W. 4th St., 4th Floor
Davenport, IA 52801