Tobacco Advocacy and Education
On-going Research, Policy Development and Technical Assistance
A lot of resources go into gaining community understanding of the health risks of not only tobacco addiction, but also the dangers of exposure to smoke by children and non-smokers.
Each of Maine's 8 Public Health Districts house a District Tobacco Coordinator. Healthy Oxford Hills houses Chris Davis who serves in this capacity half time, and does local work as well. Chris works with the Partnership for Tobacco-Free Maine (PTM) to keep abreast of the latest findings and statewide initiatives.
We work with PTM and the Health Policy Partners to advocate policies to reduce exposure to tobacco smoke both locally and statewide. We often educate folks on new legislation that aims to make Maine increasingly Smoke-Free.
www.BreatheEasyMaine.org provides resources for addressing secondhand and thirdhand smoke. Visit the site to get the facts on tobacco smoke, tips and resources for addressing policy change.