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Clean Indoor and Outdoor Air

Philadelphia passed the landmark Clean Indoor Air Worker Protection Law in 2006, protecting Philadelphians from secondhand smoke exposure in most restaurants, bars and workplaces. Since 2006, smoke-free policies have expanded to public and private housing, recreation centers and parks, colleges and universities and behavioral health treatment settings.

According to the US Surgeon General, there is no safe level of secondhand smoke. Tobacco-free policies protect youth and adults by:

  • Reducing exposure to harmful secondhand smoke
  • Reducing tobacco litter and the risk of fire
  • Encouraging smokers to quit
  • Preventing youth from starting to smoke
Resources
Contacts
  • For help developing a tobacco-free housing policy, contact Muna Tefferi, Smoke-Free Initiatives Coordinator, at muna.tefferi@phila.gov or 215-685-5690.
  • For help developing a tobacco-free college/university policy, contact Muna Tefferi, Smoke-Free Initiatives Coordinator, at muna.tefferi@phila.gov or 215-685-5690.
  • For help developing a tobacco-free policy for a behavioral health treatment setting, contact Jarma Frisby, Tobacco Treatment and Wellness Coordinator, at jarma.frisby@phila.gov or 215-685-5693.

Find Out More


For more information, visit SmokeFree Philly or call 311.