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COMMUNITY CASE STUDY

Instituting a Smoke-Free Policy for City Recreation Centers and Playgrounds, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010

This map shows where a smoke-free policy was implemented, including major roads and the locations of 55 recreation centers, 97 playgrounds, and 70 outdoor pools in Philadelphia in 2012. The legend indicates that the area covers 838.87 acres.

Figure 1. Map of smoke-free recreation centers, playgrounds, and pools in Philadelphia, 2012.

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The image shows a wallet card distributed by Philadelphia recreation center leaders that announces the smoke-free policy, lists local smoking cessation resources, and gives cardholders the following instructions:

If you see someone smoking at recreation centers:

  1. Inform them about the new policy.
  2. Politely ask them to stop smoking.
  3. Encourage them to quit smoking.

The card gives a number to call to report a smoking violation.

Figure 2. Smoke-free parks wallet card and poster, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011.

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