Tobacco-Free Parks

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Tobacco-Free Parks

YLP signTobacco-free parks help limit exposure to secondhand smoke and influence community norms toward smoke-free living. Tobacco-free policies help to protect the health of all community members, especially youth. 

Young Lungs at Play

Young Lungs at Play helps communities create tobacco-free parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas for children. More than 760 Pennsylvania communities and youth organizations have adopted tobacco-free policies since 2010. See the Pennsylvania Honor Roll of tobacco free parks and playgrounds.

Implement tobacco-free parks and playgrounds in your community in three steps:

  1. Adopt an ordinance, policy or resolution making public areas where children play 100% tobacco-free
  2. Apply to participate in Young Lungs at Play
  3. After your policy is approved or passed, receive free 12"x18" Young Lungs at Play metal signs to place in your tobacco-free areas.


The 2016 Young Lungs at Play Toolkit contains materials to help you establish a tobacco free playground!

For more information, visit Young Lungs at Play.