Tobacco Free QC

Tobacco-Free QC: A QCHI Affiliate Project

Tobacco-Free Quad Cities (TFQC)

Tobacco-Free QC addresses all aspects of tobacco including education, cessation, and availability in the community.


Target Audience

Individuals residing in Rock Island County, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa.

Start Date/Current Status

Formerly known as the Quad City Coalition on Health, this group became the Tobacco-Free QC Coalition in 2000. The Coalition is currently active in the community addressing various tobacco concerns. Project Coordinators are on staff at Rock Island and Scott County Health Departments.

Project Goals and Objectives

Change the culture of the community regarding tobacco use and exposure through:

  • Preventing the start of the use of tobacco
  • Promoting cessation of tobacco usage
  • Limiting the exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Decreasing the availability of tobacco products
  • Influencing tobacco related legislation

Tobacco-Free QC Documents

Rock Island County "Fact Sheet"

Scott County "Fact Sheet"

TFQC FY2017 Year in Review

TFQC FY2016 Year in Review

TFQC FY2015 Year in Review

TFQC FY2014 Year in Review

TFQC FY2013 Year in Review

TFQC FY2012 Year in Review

TFQC FY2011 Year in Review

TFQC FY2010 Year in Review

TFQC FY2009 Year in Review

Strategic Plan for our Community

Iowa Smoke-Free Air Act Business Fact Sheet

TFQC "Keep the Car" Smoke-Free Pledge

TFQC "Keep the Home" Smoke-Free Pledge

Project Contacts

Chris Pekios - Project Chair (563-421-6991)
Kim Mills - Project Coordinator (563-326-8618 ext. 8985)

Related Articles and Resources

American Cancer Society - The True Cost of Smoking

American Lung Association

The Economic Benefits of Smoking Cessation

World Health Organization - Tobacco Free Initiative

Mailing Address:

Quad City Health Initiative
Central Park Medical Pavilion 2, Suite 3100
1227 East Rusholme St.
Davenport, IA 52803

Founding Sponsors:

Genesis Health System

UnityPoint Health Trinity