Tobacco Free Community Partnership for Hampshire and Franklin Counties

The tobacco Free Community Partnership is working to “Make Smoking History” in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We serve as a free resource for educators, municipal leaders, property owners, youth, families, legislators, local business & organizations that need assistance with tobacco intervention efforts. Through a wide variety of initiatives, we have helped to make several housing authorities smoke free, ensure that tobacco products are not sold to youth, reduced the availability and visibility of tobacco products in advertising, help smokers quit and prevent young people from starting to smoke.

We support local high school chapters of “The 84”, groups challenging tobacco industry tactics aimed at youth. Through the statewide “Oppose Tobacco Tactics” website, we keep concerned adults informed and engaged in tobacco issues. We provide up to date data about tobacco use trends and assistance in drafting local policy for municipal leaders. For property owners and housing authorities interested in establishing smoke free policies, we provide free assistance including; sample policy, literature, presentation and signs. Finally, our Ex- Smokers Hall of Fame gives individuals who have quit smoking the opportunity to share their story and inspire others to quit.

Kick Butts Day 2012 on YouTube.

Kick Butts Day 2011 from The 84 on Vimeo.