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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 Mecklenburg​



The United States Surgeon General recently issued an advisory on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults. For more information, click here


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You can 

QUIT JUULING 

Text 

DITCHJUUL to 887-09 

for help! 

Click here for more information




 

Need Help Quitting Tobacco?

Toba​cco Quit Tool Kit

Visit the NC Quit Line

NC Quitline for Fathers - flyer in Spanish






Feedback on Local Smoke-Free or Tobacco-Free Regulations:

If you identify a signage or enforcement issue regarding Mecklenburg County's Smoke-Free Government Grounds Board of Health Rule or Tobacco-Free Parks County Ordinance, or if you would like to share a comment about the impact of these health-related laws, please email us​Thank you for your feedback!



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New Prevention Posters are now available through the Center for Tobacco Products Exchange Lab. 

Click here to view and download! 


Kick-Off Event - Marshall Park on Wednesday, March 18th


Communication Tool Kit: Tobacco-Free Mecklenburg

 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.

Both laws become effective March 18, 2015:



30 second video about both regulations.

Watch now...

 Breathe Freely Banner in Charlotte, 2015  

 Watch the massive banner being raised!

 

Smoke-Free Government Grounds, Board of Health Rule:

  1. Infographic - English or Spanish
  2. Compliance Cards - English or Spanish
  3. Talking to People about Smoke-Free /Tobacco-Free Regulations (with sample script)
  4. CATS transportation system po​​ster
  5. Breathe Freely image
  6. Smoke-Free Property Regulatory Sign​
  7. CATS regulatory sign: ​No Smoking

 

Smoke-Free Mecklenburg Grounds  

 

Smoke-Free Mecklenburg Grounds

All government owned buildings, vehicles and property (grounds) are smoke-free in Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, the CATS transit system and in the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville. This is a Mecklenburg County Board of Health Rule.

Watch now...

 


 

Tobacco-Free Parks:

  1. Infographic - English or Spanish
  2. Compliance Cards - English or Spanish
  3. Talking to People about Smoke-free /Tobacco-Free Regulations (with sample script)
  4. All Signs Point to Healthier Mecklenburg County Image
  5. Enjoy Your Tobacco-Free Parks Image
  6. Regulatory Sign: Tobacco-Free Parks

Tobacco Free Mecklenburg Parks  

 

Tobacco Free Mecklenburg Parks

All Mecklenburg County owned parks, greenways and park property are tobacco-free. Exceptions include the county golf courses and some regional parks. This is a Mecklenburg County Ordinance. For More Information:
TobaccoFr​e​eMeck.Org

Watch now...


Signage:

 
County-City-Town
Government Property
 
Charlotte Area
Transportation System
 
Mecklenburg County Parks

 

 

Smoke-free Government Grounds? Tobacco-free Parks? What's the difference? These new Infographics explain it. Click on images below to download a copy!

 
 
 


The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners approved with an 8-1 vote on October 21st a Board of Health Rule for Smoke-Free Government Grounds and a County Ordinance for Tobacco-Free Parks for County owned parks. The Commissioners -- acting as the Board of Health -- passed the Board of Health Rule prohibiting smoking in all County/Municipal - owned buildings in Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte and six towns, as well as any City, County or Town vehicles, grounds, parks, greenways, or parklands.

A separate County ordinance also passed that makes Mecklenburg County parks and parklands tobacco-free. The tobacco-free designation includes e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, hookah pipes etc. as well as cigarettes.

Exceptions to both the rule and ordinance include the county's 6 golf courses and 18 regional county-owned parks. Three of these 18 regional parks - Reedy Creek, Freedom Park and Matthews Sportsplex will be tobacco-free during special events such as concerts, festivals, sports tournaments and other large gatherings.​

Infographic describing county parks system

Mecklenburg County regulations approved by the Board of County Commission on October 21, 2014:

Board of Health Rule for Smoke-Free Government Grounds
County Ordinance for Tobacco-Free Parks
Frequently Asked Questions about the two new regulations (includes list of park exemptions)





Mecklenburg County Comm​ission Chair Trevor Fuller, former Parks and Rec Director Jim Garges, and former Public Health Director Dr. Marcus Plescia discuss proposed county ordinances for smoke-free government grounds and tobacco-free parks. Here's a link to "Charlotte Talks" with Mike Collins on WFAE.

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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