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Alamance County, Smoke-Free Restaurant Campaign of Alamance-Caldwell Area Program, 2002-2003
Alamance County, Smoke-Free Restaurant Campaign of Alamance-Caldwell Area Program, is a project to establish smoke-free restaurants as a community norm in Alamance County. The objectives of this project are to increase awareness of existing smoke-free restaurants, increase the number of smoke-free restaurants, educate restaurant owners on the advantages of being smoke-free, increase the number of non-smoking seats in restaurants, encourage non-smoking residents to request that their favorite restaurants implement smoke-free policies. Activities include: (1) advertising the smoke-free restaurants in the media and on a billboard, (2) organizing school groups to contact their favorite restaurants requesting that they go smoke-free, (3) developing a smoke-free restaurant owner survey, in conjunction with ECU, to find out what factors led to implementing smoke-free policies. Project Coordinator: Lynn Inman, Alamance-Caldwell Area Program Human Services Building, 319 Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27217, Phone: 336-513-4200.

Alamance County, Smoke-Free Restaurant Campaign of Alamance-Caldwell Area Program, 2001-2002
Alamance County, Smoke-Free Restaurant Campaign of Alamance-Caldwell Area Program, is a project to establish smoke-free restaurants as a community norm in Alamance County. The four main objectives of this project are the following: to encourage restaurants to implement smoke-free policies; to encourage consumers to patronize smoke-free restaurants; to encourage community members to advocate for smoke-free restaurants; and to increase awareness about the presence of existing smoke-free restaurants. Activities include: (1) a distribution list of smoke-free restaurants within the community; (2) awarding of certificates to smoke-free restaurants signifying them as family-friendly establishments; (3) newspaper articles encouraging restaurants to become smoke-free in 2002; (4) distribute positive messages related to smoke-free environments in restaurants. Project Coordinator: Karen Webb, Alamance-Caldwell Area Program Human Services Building, 319 Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27217, Phone: 336-513-4200 Funded: $750.