Monthly Archives: June 2011

I&E Days: The Rookie Journey

By Guest Blogger – Iris Gonzalez, American Lung Association in California

If anyone was a newcomer at I&E Days, it was me.

An opportunity arose for me to work in tobacco policy for our Orange County office and I jumped at the chance. The American Lung Association in California recently received a 3 year tobacco control grant from the California Department of Public Health to promote comprehensive smoke-free policies in Buena Park, Costa Mesa, and Orange. The primary goal of the Smoke Free OC project is to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke by increasing the number of outdoor recreational facilities, areas, and venues that have smoke-free policies. Another goal is to increase the number of licensed child care homes and foster care homes that are smoke-free inside at all times. Read More »