About Us


The Tobacco-Free QC Coalition exists to change the culture of our community regarding tobacco and nicotine use and exposure through:

  • Preventing the start of the use of tobacco and nicotine
  • Promoting cessation of tobacco and nicotine usage
  • Decreasing the availability of tobacco and nicotine products
  • Influencing tobacco and nicotine 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 Bryner (

2112 25th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201

Scott County Health Department – Program Coordinator, Anna Copp (

600 W. 4th St., 4th Floor
Davenport, IA 52801

Check out our other pages in this section to learn more about the TFQC:

Goals & Mission

TFQC History

QC Partners

Get Involved

Contact Us