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Make It Your Business to Be Tobacco-Free

Posted by  //  November 7, 2016  //  Local Business

To commemorate this year’s Great American Smokeout (Nov. 17), the Tobacco Free Zone of Cortland, Tompkins & Chenango Counties and the Reality Check program are urging area businesses to post Tobacco Free Zone signs, designating their entrances and/or grounds tobacco-free.

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the Tobacco Free Zone brand and what better way to celebrate than displaying a sign of support for employees and customers who want to quit smoking. Making your grounds tobacco-free can contribute to a larger goal of making tobacco use socially unacceptable in the community, as well as creating a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for everyone.

Reality Check students in the community will be looking for businesses with a Tobacco Free Zone sign and visiting local businesses and organizations seeking support of the tobacco-free outdoor initiative. All businesses that are registered and spotted with a Tobacco Free Zone sign will be recognized in the media and by local students.

Even outdoors, tobacco smoke is dangerous.  Someone with asthma, heart disease, in chemotherapy or other conditions must stay away from tobacco smoke.  Entrances or walkways are not accessible if people are smoking nearby.

If you already have a Tobacco Free Zone sign and wish to be listed in our recognition efforts or would like free signs and decals, contact Zone staff today at (607) 758-5501 or jhamilton@cortland-co.org.

The new community norm is tobacco-free! Start planning for a tobacco-free workplace now. Make it your business to “Quit Like a Champion” this Great American Smokeout.

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