Coalition meeting looks toward The Road to a Tobacco Free Long Beach
2009-09-21 · By Editor
Pack your bags, the Coalition for a Smoke Free Long Beach is hosting travel-themed meeting on Wednesday, September 23 to explore “The Road to a Tobacco Free Long Beach.” The meeting will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Avenue in Long Beach.
The Coalition will discuss where they will be headed in the next three years. Participants will have a chance to provide feedback on their choice for tobacco-free areas in 2010 and beyond.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coalition for a Smoke Free Long Beach has been working on tobacco-related issues since 2003 with the assistance of concerned residents, and Long Beach organizations, including representatives from the Long Beach Commission on Youth and Children, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, St. Mary Medical Center, American Cancer Society of Long Beach, American Lung Association of California and American Heart Association.
The Coalition has been proponents of local legislation that included a 2008 tobacco control ordinance that requires tobacco sellers to obtain annual permits. Earlier this year, the advocacy group co-sponsored a forum to discuss ways to increase smoke-free apartment buildings in the city.
The mission of the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Long Beach is to promote a tobacco-free, smoke free and healthy Long Beach. The Coalition serves in an advisory capacity to the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco Education Program (TEP) in the development, implementation and periodic review of the City’s Comprehensive Tobacco Control Workplan.