Your Voice is Important
The easiest step you can take, whether you’re a current smoker or know someone who smokes, is to make sure that cigarettes and cigarette butts are properly discarded at beaches and parks where smoking is currently allowed. If there are no cigarette waste receptacles, talk to your county or city officials about having the proper receptacles and signage installed.
You can also help make your local beaches and parks tobacco free. Get involved with community organizations to advocate for tobacco free ordinances and resolutions. Click Get Involved Now below to get started.
Help Create Tobacco Free Beaches & Parks in Florida
Lend your support to your local community’s tobacco prevention and control efforts.Get Involved Now
Advocacy in Action
- On November 1, 2011, the Gulfport City Council voted unanimously to pass a city ordinance banning smoking on beaches.
- In July 2011, the Martin County Commission approved a plan to decrease the use of tobacco-related products on county beaches and parks. “Tobacco-Free Zone” signs remind smokers they can’t light up at county beaches and parks.