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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

​Tobacco-Free Policy

A powerful strategy to reduce tobacco use is to adopt tobacco-free environments, especially in public places. There is clear evidence (CDC, The Community Guide, Public Health Law Center, Americans for Non-Smokers Rights) that tobacco-free environments reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, keep youth from starting using tobacco, and help current tobacco users who are trying to quit. 

Did you know...?

  1. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand or thirdhand smoke.
  2. An electronic-cigarette is classified as a tobacco product.
  3. Secondhand aerosol from vaping (electronic-cigarettes) is not "clean water vapor." 
  4. 70% of tobacco users have tried to quit in the past year.
  5. Tobacco-free policies are enforced through effective communication, signage, and quit support.

Mecklenburg County Policies

Here is a list of resources to communicate with stakeholders (county/municipal employees, public, etc.) about Smoke-Free Government Grounds or Tobacco-Free Parks regulations in Mecklenburg County.

PDFOne-Page Summary
Board of Health Rule for Smoke-Free Government Grounds
Tobacco-Free Parks Ordinance
Frequently Asked Questions (including park exemptions)

Breathe Freely, Smoke-Free Property, 1-800-Quit Now 
County-City-Town 
Government Property
Breathe Freely, No Smoking, 1-800-Quit Now sign 
Charlotte Area 
Transit System (CATS)
Enjoy your tobacco free parks 1-800-Quit Now 
Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation



 

GCAA Smoke Free Multi-Housing Certified logo

Other Initiatives, Policies, and Laws

N.C. Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars

N.C. Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing

Greater Charlotte Apartment Association (GCAA) Smoke-Free Certification 

Healthy Charlotte: Tobacco-Free Workplaces

Welcome to our Tobacco-Free School - Tobacco Use prohibited sign N.C. Tobacco-Free Schools


Learn more about smoke-free and tobacco-free regulatory options for N.C. communities from N.C. Tobacco Prevention and Control.

For technical assistance in advocacy, development, and implementation of tobacco-free policies, contact the Mecklenburg County Public Health tobacco control team at 980-314-9064.


Mecklenburg County Public Health

is a member of the

Region 4 Tobacco-Free Alliance.

 Learn more >>





Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

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