Garden City, ID – Smokefree Idaho has pulled its support from the ordinance currently being considered by Garden City’s City Council. “This is a difficult decision for us; however with the amendments that were adopted last night, the ordinance no longer protecting all workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke,” explained Stacey Satterlee, Director of [...]
Idaho Statesman May 14, 2014 by Katy Moeller When Treasure Valley cities began banning smoking in bars a couple of years ago, Garden City stood firm on free-market principle: Let customers vote with their feet. “If people want to smoke, that’s their decision to make, not ours,” Garden City Mayor John Evans told the Statesman [...]
Over 50 Treasure Valley businesses and organizations urge others to join them in supporting smokefree work places as everyone’s has the right to breathe clean air.
Smokefree Idaho’s summer is off to a fantastic start! Our first two events, Pocatello’s Environmental Fair and Idaho Falls’ Earth Day, got us great face-to-face time with folks. We educated people about the dangers of secondhand smoke and what they can do about it. Many people signed our petition and to be volunteers. Stinky’s Cornhole [...]
On Monday, April 15, the Ketchum City Council voted unanimously to pass a comprehensive smokefree ordinance. This means bars, small businesses, all hotels/motels, e-cigarettes, hookah bars, all tobacco shops (with the exception of a very narrowly defined retail tobacconist), bus stops and various outdoor areas will be deemed smokefree. It will go into effect Wednesday, [...]
Smokefree Idaho is looking to hire a grassroots advocacy coordinator in Pocatello, Idaho. Applications are currently being accepted. A detailed job description is below. Apply today on Indeed.com! ———– The American Heart Association is accepting resumes/proposals from individuals interested in partnering with us to promote smokefree work environments as part of the Smokefree Idaho coalition [...]
Smokefree Idaho volunteers gathered at Eastern Idaho Public Health District on April 10 for training. Volunteers (and Stinky the Skunk) demonstrated once again why Smokefree Idaho has the best volunteers–ones filled with enthusiasm and passion. In addition to a roundtable discussion on the current status of the smokefree movement in eastern Idaho, volunteers participated in [...]
Smokefree Idaho’s second volunteer training is around the corner. All volunteers are invited to attend this training, Wednesday, April 10, at Eastern Idaho Public Health District building (1250 Hollipark, Idaho Falls). The training will focus on the dangers of secondhand smoke, Idaho’s smoking laws and how our community can help protect all workers from secondhand [...]
Smokefree Idaho is looking for a fun and creative way to spread the word about the dangers of secondhand smoke, to applaud the organizations that have gone smokefree, and to inform others about the resources available through Smokefree Idaho. What better way to accomplish each of these than to host a design competition where artistic [...]
What a great night for Stinky! While attending Idaho Falls’ Dancing with the Stars (kickoff event for Relay for Life), he met local celebrate Miss Teen Idaho Ashtyn Mooso. Miss Mooso graciously posed with her biggest fan before attending the event. Stinky may have a new crush!