Urban Tobacco Education Office
(for City of Fresno)
(559) 263-1584

Rural Tobacco Education Office
(for Rural areas of Fresno County)
(559) 263-1265

Fresno EOC Urban Tobacco Education Program

In the City of Fresno, we are working on a Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Community Action Model (CAM Project).  Our goal is to train and build capacity of emerging community leaders to change policy systems and environment to improve health.

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit and Public Housing Complexes

We have extensive experience in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit and public housing complexes. We will train emerging community leaders to help multi-unit housing complexes adopt smoke-free policies that prohibit smoking in individual units and common areas.

We provide:

  • free trainings to learn how to organize, create change, be a better public speaker
  • an opportunity to make a positive impact in your community by increasing community awareness of health risks related to exposure to secondhand smoke
  • a chance to impact policy and increase the number of multi-unit housing complexes with smoke-free policies

 

Fresno EOC Rural Tobacco Education Program

In rural Fresno County, we work to make sure bars and restaurants are complying with the Workplace Labor Law, educate mobile venders on not selling tobacco products to kids, and provide information to migrant farm workers. Staff facilitates smoke-free education presentations and policy adoptions. 

Smoke-Free Swap Meets and Farmer’s Markets

Through our educational presentations in conjunction with some county and state agencies, we have:

  • increased knowledge and recognition of the health hazards of youth tobacco use 
  • swap meets in rural Fresno County are now 100% compliant with state tobacco control laws
  • tobacco products are no longer sold at swap meets in rural areas of Fresno County  

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit and Public Housing Complexes

We have extensive experience in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit and public housing complexes. We work for adoption of smoke-free policies that prohibit smoking in common areas and units, as well as the posting of signage discouraging cigarette butt littering throughout multi-unit complexes.

We provide:

  • education to residents on the dangers of secondhand smoke
  • resources to assist property management in creating a smoke-free policy for their complex
  • educational presentations within the relaxed atmosphere of a complex to increase community awareness of health risks related to exposure to secondhand smoke
  • apartment managers with information highlighting the risk to their renters and the benefits of establishing smoke-free policies for their properties.

Smoke-free policies have a significant public health impact within Fresno County by increasing smoke-free housing and reducing individual exposure to secondhand smoke. 

We continue to work on protecting our community from the dangers of drifting secondhand smoke by:

  • assisting multi-unit housing complexes implement smoke-free policies
  • work with swap meets and farmer’s markets to implement smoke-free policies
  • help licensed child care homes and foster care homes adopt a smoke-free policy inside at all times