Tobacco-Free QC: A QCHI Affiliate Project
Tobacco-Free QC addresses all aspects of tobacco including education, cessation, and availability in the community.
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 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
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