About Us

Smoke Free Indy is a coalition of state and local public health organizations, community based organizations, physicians, businesses, schools, the faith community, and Marion County residents dedicated to reducing secondhand smoke, tobacco usage and tobacco initiation through education, prevention and advocacy.

 

Our Mission

To mobilize diverse resources in order to change tobacco related behaviors, perceptions and policies in Marion County.

 

Some of the Coalition’s Major Accomplishments

  • The Indiana Quit Line (1-800-Quit-Now) has assisted over 6,000 Marion County residents who wanted to quit smoking.
  • The coalition supports over 350 health care providers who provide evidence-based cessation assistance to smokers as members of the state-wide Preferred Provider Network.
  • Smoke Free Indy worked with community and political leaders to educate them about the importance of making Indianapolis completely smoke free, and on June 1st, 2012, an expanded smoke-free air law took effect, covering nearly every workplace in Indianapolis.
  • Smoke Free Indy surveyed apartment communities in 2013, 2015, and 2017 to track the availability of smoke-free apartments.
  • Coalition partners train staff members at 11 Head Start Centers in Marion County on Getting a Head Start on Living Tobacco Free in order to help students live in smoke-free environments.
  • Smoke Free Indy has conducted over 100 educational presentations for local youth, adults, and youth-serving organizations to educate them about youth tobacco use and tobacco industry marketing to kids.
  • Smoke Free Indy assists 250 employers in their efforts to improve the health of their employees by providing cessation resources and education.
  • The coalition worked with the Indianapolis Airport Authority to pass a smoke free policy covering their entire grounds at the new airport terminal.
  • Annually the coalition also hosts events around Kick Butts Day, World No Tobacco Day and The Great American Smokeout.
  • Smoke Free Indy participates in many events such as Fiesta Indianapolis, the Little Red Door’s Big Red BashEarth Day Indiana, Circle City Pride, and Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration.

Smoke Free Indy’s Roadmap to Health Video