San Diego Smoke Free Project
San Diego Smoke-Free Project
Goals and Objectives
The San Diego Smoke-Free Project is a program of SAY San Diego, a non-profit organization working in San Diego County since 1971.
San Diego Smoke-Free Project's long-term goal: To reduce exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS), by focusing on the following policy objectives:
Smoke-free multi-unit housing communities: Work with residents, community members, landlords, managers, apartment management companies, and city officials to develop a smoke-free policy for multi-unit housing communities in the City of San Diego to reduce exposure to SHS.
Smoke-free residential care facilities: Work with residents, staff, counselors, managers, directors, and San Diego County to develop smoke-free voluntary policies for residential care facilities and promote cessation services in the County of San Diego.
Secondhand Smoke Facts
- Secondhand smoke kills about 50,000 people each year in the U.S.
- The elderly and children are some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community and are often the most affected by exposure to secondhand smoke.
The most common health problems associated with exposure to secondhand smoke are
- Lung cancer, cervical cancer, cancer of the mouth, and stomach
- Heart disease
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
- Many mental health issues (stress, anxiety, and anger), etc.
Our project is focused on working with the community to develop and strengthen relationships with various partners to bring together a diverse group of individuals and organizations to advise staff on project activities and outcomes. We look forward to joining forces with you for this effort!