The “Be Smoke-Free!” page is about creating safe and healthy environments for our children and those we care about. Through collaboration, GFC works to reduce and eliminate the tragic and deadly harms of tobacco and secondhand smoke exposure. For information on the effects of tobacco and cigarette smoke, click here. This page contains resources to help you, family and friends quit, stay quit and keep our homes, cars, parks and businesses smoke-free!
802 Quits & Vermont Quit Partners
Want to quit smoking, but need some help? FREE tobacco cessation classes are available at: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH), join a class any time: Wednesdays, 9-10am or 5:30-6:30pm. Contact Terri Kneipp, 802.251.8456. And, Springfield Hospital, call 802-886-8946 for a class schedule.
Smoke-Free Zones & Events
Secondhand smoke harms kids and adults alike. Through the Vermont Department of Health, GFC provides free smoke-free zone and smoke-free event signs. Contact Us or call 802.463.9927 and we can help you develop and promote your smoke-free policies.
Free My Ride
Free My Ride is about spreading the message: There is NO safe level of breathing secondhand smoke. The campaign is lead by the Vermont Kids Against Tobacco (VKAT) and Our Voices Xposed (OVX) coalitions, two statewide youth groups that empower youth to get actively involved in tobacco prevention. In VT, it is illegal to smoke in a car with children 8 or younger.