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Division of Tobacco Use Prevention & Control

Support for Tobacco Control Efforts

Community Partnerships

The majority of the Division's work is done at the local level through our Community Partnership Grantees.

Here is a map of our current Community Partnerships.

The PDF below provides a profile of our Community Partnerships and a few of their success stories.

To view a report like the PDF below for each county follow the 'MAP' link above, click on a county and then scroll to bottom of the pop up window. There will be a link at the bottom of that window that will open a Community Partnership report for that county.

Tobacco Free/ Nicotine Free Policy Databases

The Division has created databases to capture recent activity around the state in support of tobacco-free/nicotine free policy implementation. The following databases reflect policies that have been submitted to the Division as of May, 2014. Note that many businesses/employers may be tobacco-free/nicotine-free however a policy has not been submitted to the Division for review as of this time. If you have questions you may contact Division staff at 515-281-6225.

Tobacco Free Schools

8-5-14

Updated the following schools:

Story county: Nevada and Ballard updated policies

Polk County: · Bondurant-Farrar updated to comprehensive tobacco-free

Polk County: · Johnston updated to comprehensive nicotine-free

Polk County: · North Polk updated to comprehensive nicotine-free

Polk County: · Saydel updated to comprehensive tobacco-free

Polk County: · West Des Moines updated to comprehensive nicotine-free

Warren County: · Indianola updated to comprehensive nicotine-free

Warren County: · Martensdale St. Mary’s updated to comprehensive tobacco-free

Henry County: · Waco updated policy to include nicotine products

7-9-14

The Iowa Smokefree Air Act made all schools in Iowa, including their grounds, smokefree but did not address the use of non-smoked tobacco products. The Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control as been working with local partners and schools to create a Comprehensive Tobacco/Nicotine Free School Policy that districts can voluntarily adopt. The database below is a current database of schools in Iowa and their tobacco use policy.

A comprehensive tobacco free schools policy contain:

*Policy must extend to all types of tobacco and nicotine products (i.e. not only cigarettes; consider including, but not limited to products such as dissolvable, spit less, snus, chewing, and electronic cigarettes)

* Policy must extend to employees, students & visitors

* Policy must apply at all times, including school-sponsored & nonschool-sponsored events

* Policy must extend to school vehicles

* Policy must include steps to address violators

* Policy must determine an enforcing entity (e.g., “the administration”)

E-Cigarette Law Fact Sheet 2014

Since it became law on July 1, 2014 there have been several questions asked about what the "E-Cigarette" law does. The fact sheet below should answer those questions.

How to get involved.

Please contact your local Community Partnership or call 515.281.6225 for more information about how you can become involved in local tobacco prevention efforts.