The City of Jacksonville has unanimously passed a Smoke-Free Park ordinance, prohibiting smoking in Jacksonville’s parks. We are proud to usher in a healthier era with the introduction of Smoke-Free Parks, allowing Jacksonville’s parks to be places of well-being, recreation, and community bonding.
Addressing the Secondhand Smoke Peril: With a toxic mix of over 7,000 chemicals, secondhand smoke has claimed the lives of 2.5 million Americans from 1964 to 2014. It’s time we protect our residents from such hazards, even in the outdoors.
For the Health of Our Community: Our children, families, and visitors deserve to enjoy parks without the dangers of secondhand smoke. Such policies are pivotal in promoting health, well-being, and ensuring a clean environment for everyone.
In Unity with our Neighbors: We’re now proud partners with Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and the City of Baldwin in championing Smoke-Free Park Ordinances.
Protecting Our Environment: Discarded cigarette butts, non-biodegradable and detrimental to our environment, are the top littered items in the U.S. Let’s reduce this footprint and safeguard our beautiful parks.
Tobacco-free policies influence perceptions about smoking and help pivot societal views, making smoking less desirable, especially among our youth. In addition to the undeniable health benefits, smoke-free parks can also save costs by reducing the cleanup of non-biodegradable cigarette butts. The City of Jacksonville, Tobacco Free Jacksonville, and Blue Zones Project Jacksonville stand in unison for a cleaner, healthier environment. Your support and active participation can make this change even more impactful.
Together, we are creating a happier, healthier Jacksonville.
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