Theresa Cross Vancouver July 31, 2008

Hello:

I'm looking for materials to use with a downtown city of Vancouver (US) business association that is embarking on a plan to reduce cigarette butt litter, an unfortunate consequence of our state smoking ban that prohibits smoking inside public places and places of employment. Smokers must now smoke outside. The law also prohibits smoking within 25 feet of doors and for this reason, placing "butt cans" near doorways is discouraged. Butts end up on the sidewalk, in the street, etc. This business association wants to use Philip Morris' campaign, "Keep America Beautiful" www.preventcigarettelitter.org but I'm looking for materials not affiliated with the tobacco industry. Any help this group can offer is much appreciated.

Theresa Cross, MS RD CD

Tobacco Prevention and Education
Clark County Public Health
360.397.8000 ext. 7378
1601 E. 4th Plain Blvd
Vancouver WA 98666
Mailing address: PO Box 9825
Vancouver WA 98666-8825