The American Cancer Society started the Great American Smokeout campaign in the 1970s and we have come a long way in the last four decades. I smoked cigarettes when I was younger and struggled to give it up. I can attest nicotine is not an easy thing to quit. That is why Maricopa County has programs to help our employees kick the habit. We also want to protect our non-smoking employees from secondhand smoke.
On March 16th, 2016 employees can Breathe Easy as county properties go tobacco free. This means no cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes, or smokeless tobacco on our main campus and most other buildings housing county operations.
This website has been created to provide employees and managers with information about this policy change. Read the policy and please look at the “frequently asked questions” that apply to you.
After the first of the year, you will start to see new signs on county buildings regarding our tobacco free properties. Please help us get the word out ahead of this change for the better so we can all Breathe Easy.
You can send questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your help.