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Smoke Free St. Joe | Creating Healthier and Safer Communities


A community-wide smoke-free ordinance
will provide greater protection to all workers.

Preventing Youth Exposure

Teens are vulnerable to social and
environmental influences to use tobacco;
messages and images that make tobacco use
appealing to them are everywhere.

Multi-unit Housing

Smoke-free air policies help property owners
reduce maintenance costs of their facilities by saving money
on cleaning and painting expenses.

Indiana Tobacco Quitline

The Indiana Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
is a free phone-based counseling
service helping Hoosier smokers quit.


Employees who smoke add to rising
healthcare costs, absenteeism, lost
productivity, and other costs.

Preventing Youth Exposure

Nearly 9 out of 10 cigarette smokers first tried
smoking by age 18.

Multi-unit Housing

Demand for smoke-free multi-family housing
is on the rise as tenants become increasingly aware of the dangers
of living in a building without a smoke-free air policy.

Ready to quit? Give us a call!

Take Action

Let your representative hear from you
Join the coalition of people fighting to make our community healthier & safer
Learn more about smoking and its effects on the community

Our Initiatives

Smoke Free Schools

We work to reduce smoking among Hoosier youth and support comprehensive smoke-free campuses.

Smoke Free Workplaces

We seek comprehensive smoke-free workplace ordinances to protect all workers from secondhand smoke exposure. St. Joseph County workers should not have to choose between their health and a paycheck.

Smoke Free Housing

We want everyone to live in a smoke-free home, especially those in apartments.

From Our Blog

8 Strategies to Make Quitting Easier

Quitting smoking is tough. Nicotine is highly addictive. It reaches a smoker’s brain in 7-10 seconds, triggering a release of adrenaline. When the effects of nicotine wear off, it leaves the smoker agitated. This leads to lighting up another, then another.

There are many ways to get through the stages of withdrawal. When a craving hits, try redirecting your attention. Find something to replace the cigarette. Trust that the urge to smoke will be gone within moments.

Even the simplest things can jolt you out of a habit triggering moment and interrupt negative thought patterns as you try to break your nicotine addiction.

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Quitting Season is here!

The new year is here, and it’s a great time for fresh starts. If you’re a tobacco user, the best thing you can do this year is to make a quit plan. Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death in Indiana. Making the decision to quit in 2019 can...

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What is the cost in the workplace when employees smoke?

If you could have a safer workplace, a cleaner workplace, a healthier workplace, a more productive workplace—and it wouldn't cost you a dime, would you? If you could save thousands of dollars a year, would you? Making your workplace smoke-free can do all that, and...

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