A nationwide ban on smoking in public places is the overall goal of Kids Involuntarily Inhaling Secondhand Smoke (KIISS). Attaining key statewide bans is a necessary first step to this goal. Five years ago in California, mounting 100 percent bans in local jurisdictions eventually put pressure on a statewide solution resulting in the enacting of AB13--the ban on smoking in workplaces--thereby all public places. KIISS will work with the restaurant industry and tobacco control activists to increase the number of smoke-free environments across the country. Activities include: (1) research that includes an informal polling of key KIISS contacts within the restaurant industry to compile a coalition of those favoring smoke-free environments; (2) education and communication through media stories, print dissemination, personal presentations, and Web site development; and (3) demonstration and outreach with letter writing campaigns, training sessions for groups working to create smoke-free environments, and development, promotion, and distribution of a KIISS award logo for smoke-free restaurants and other businesses.
Amount Awarded $399,662.00
Awarded on: 10/13/2000
Time frame: 11/1/2000 - 10/31/2003
Grant Number: 39150