Everyone deserves to have good, clean, fun.

Parks and recreational areas are at the heart of a healthy community. They provide places to play, space to be active, and the opportunity to connect with nature. In such a healthy environment, there is no room for secondhand smoke or cigarette butt litter. For this reason, throughout the US, 844 municipalities have already adopted smoke-free ordinances in some or all of their public parks. In Rhode Island, all state parks and many that are city-owned have also adopted similar policies. Woonsocket, Central Falls, Charlestown, and Cranston are just a few of the cities already enjoying the benefits of smoke-free parks and recreational areas. Interested in adopting a policy in your own home town?

Check out our "Quick Links" to learn more about the process.


  • Photo credit: Grace White, Westerly Sun