We provide information regarding Vermont regulation of tobacco products and Vermont smoke-free laws. We are a resource for information on tobacco and smoke-free initiatives, tobacco surveillance and research and youth prevention programming. We provide schools, health care providers and community coalitions with resources to support quitting smoking.
We provide support and assistance to coalitions and the municipalities and worksites with whom they work on the development of tobacco policies and ordinances. We provide support to colleges interested in pursuing smoke-free campuses. We also address the impact of in-store tobacco advertising in our communities.
The Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition and the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership have received a Community Transformation Grant to fund education and outreach to reduce tobacco use. These groups also work with towns to address secondhand smoke exposure by developing sound, evidence-based policies. The creation of tobacco-free spaces, including e-cigarettes, is the most effective way of reducing secondhand smoke exposure. The goal is to protect all citizens from secondhand smoke exposure, to help smokers to quit, and to change social norms related to tobacco use. Strategies include:
Tobacco-free campuses for town buildings and properties , including e-cigarettes
Tobacco-free town vehicles
Reducing tobacco advertising
Using CounterBalance tools and information to reduce youth exposure to tobacco products