Welcome to Tobacco Free Allegheny
Tobacco Free Allegheny (TFA) serves as a resource to the community, providing education about all aspects of tobacco use and the harmful effects of secondhand smoke exposure. It maintains a library of information and visual aids for loan to schools, students, and community organizations. TFA is a nonprofit corporation and a part of the statewide tobacco control program supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In 2008, TFA published Pennsylvania's 100% Tobacco Free Schools Toolkit, which provides the most recent research about teens and tobacco designed for use by parents, schools, and other adults who work with adolescents. The toolkit is available free for download, registration is required.
On November 12th, HUD announced a proposed federal rule that would ban smoking in all public housing facilities, common areas, and 25 feet from doors. This ban can help improve the health of millions of people, including the 760,00 children that live in public housing. Currently, there is an open comment period on the proposal until January 19th. More information on smoke-free housing, whether you are a renter or a landlord, can be found on our website.
Violations of the 2008 Clean Indoor Air Law can be reported on the PA Department of Health webpage.
Are you interested in having your community join Young Lungs at Play? If so, have your community leaders contact us at 412.322.8321. For more information on Young Lungs at Play, visit our page. For a Frequently Asked Questions page, click here.
Allegheny Quits for Life is back in 2016 - and this year, we want to share your stories on how you quit smoking! We're looking for stories to share in November throughout the week. Did you have an awesome quit coach that helped you along the way? Did you take up another hobby that just keeps on giving? Send us your stories! #IQuitFor... #AlleghenyQuitsforLife2016