Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey
New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) Coordinates the Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey (TFHNJ), statewide project which focuses on increasing New Jersey residents’ access to smoke-free air where they work, live and play. The project is funded by the NJ Department of Health, Office of Tobacco Control, Nutrition and Fitness to provide regional outreach efforts in partnership with Atlantic Prevention Resources and Center for Prevention and Counseling.
This program works to reduce tobacco use and the negative impact of secondhand smoke throughout all counties of New Jersey. TFHNJ promotes opportunities for smoke-free living by providing assistance to housing authorities, property managers and landlords who want to transition their multi-unit housing complexes to smoke-free housing. It also provides business owners assistance with improving or creating new Worksite Wellness initiatives that support cessation and reduce tobacco use among our workforce. In addition, the project helps municipalities create smoke-free outdoor recreation ordinances and reduce youth access to tobacco products including e-cigarettes and hookah by implementing point-of-sale strategies in establishments that sell these products.
TFHNJ also creates synergistic opportunities to engage local coalitions and public health advocates to promote tobacco control initiatives in their prevention work! To contact the Northern TFHNJ Coordinator, email Elise@centerforprevention.org