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Tobacco Free Parks

Tobacco Free ParksDesignation of tobacco free parks is a growing state and national trend. Many communities including those in North Carolina have established or are establishing tobacco free parks. Tobacco use can be offensive and detrimental to the health of children and adults using our Parks. 

The City of Greensboro is fortunate to have an award-winning Parks and Recreation Department that manages more than 4,000 acres of public parks within the city limits. With a mission of Reaching Out and Touching Lives the parks provide a variety of healthy, active and positive recreation opportunities and facilities for its residents. Our parks are about clean air, natural beauty and engaging in healthy activities. Tobacco use in our parks simply doesn't fit that ideal.  Join our efforts in helping to make parks in the city limits of Greensboro tobacco free.

We have created a Facebook fan site: Tobacco Free Parks--Greensboro to serve as a rallying point for the campaign. At the site, visitors can sign on as supporters, follow the progress, sign our online petition and most importantly, share this journey and encourage others to join us. We are asking everyone to participate either by using Facebook and connecting to your friends and family or sharing the link to this social media tool as widely as possible.

We have a very small window in order to gain followers and demonstrate the public's support for making our parks tobacco free. Please visit the pages and take a number of actions to show support:

  1. "Like" the page. This shows support and will post on your home page for others to see.
  2. Complete the online petition to help us collect signatures of support that we will share with the City Council.
  3. Click on "show support" to post a high-visibility image to your home page telling people that you support the campaign.

Not a Facebook user?  You can download and print our resolution here:  Resolution in Support of Tobacco-Free Parks and fax it back to us at (336) 832-9559.


Follow Cone's advice on smoke-free parks (News & Record, May 6, 2011)

Smoking ban could expand to city parks (News & Record, April 25, 2011)

Cone Health Foundation Background on Tobacco-Free Parks

Myths and Realities About Tobacco

Health Consequence of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

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