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 work with coalitions, and the municipalities and worksites that they partner with, 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 Collaborative has received a Community Transformation Grant and is working to provide education and outreach for our cities and towns regarding prevention of substance abuse, including tobacco.
The Collaborative works with towns to address secondhand smoke exposure by helping to develop sound, evidence-based policies. The creation of tobacco-free spaces, including tobacco substitutes such as e-cigarettes, is the most effective way to reduce 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, including e-cigarettes, for town buildings and properties
Tobacco-free town vehicles
Reducing tobacco advertising
Reducing youth exposure to tobacco products