Smokefree Air


is a proposed St. Louis City ordinance which offers regional residents an opportunity to move Missouri forward toward a healthier future. Introduced by Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. (Ward 3), Board Bill 194 would ban smoking in all city-owned and leased buildings, including Lambert Airport.

The Missouri Partnership on Smoking or Health (MPSH) is working with staff from St. Louis City and County, as well as volunteers from the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri, and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, to organize community support for the ordinance. Frequent planning meetings have been held with Alderman Bosley, and the bill has been amended to closely mirror language suggested by Americans for Non-Smokers Rights (ANR).

MPSH invites interested individuals and organizations to join the educational effort to increase awareness of the dangers of secondhand smoke by writing letters to your St. Louis Alderman or the mayor, write letters to the editor or opinion editorials. The St. Louis Tobacco-Free Missouri Coalition and the St. Louis County Department of Health have worked to produce a weekly "Tobacco Flash News" that is distributed to volunteers as well as elected officials. St. Louis City Department of Health staff have also offered their assistance toward education on the issue. These members are also strategizing about how to offer cessation services to city hall workers once a ban on smoking is won.

Currently the City of St. Louis has passed a resolution to test air quality at Lambert Airport.  To see a copy of the resolution click here.

To find out more about what you can do on this issue, go to Advocacy to see how you can help.

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Missouri Partnership on Smoking or Health, 420 E. State Street, Suite A, Jefferson City, MO 65101