Frequently Asked Questions
We hope you find these FAQ to be helpful in answering your questions. If you would like to discuss any of these items further, we encourage you to CONTACT US.
Tobacco-Free St. Louis (TFSTL) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to tobacco prevention efforts and education in the St. Louis area. We work with numerous organizations and agencies to provide a clear path toward a healthier community. We encourage you to get involved, to help the St. Louis Area become a leader in tobacco prevention education and health.
Yes, TFSTL is a 501(c)(3) and files annual IRS 990 forms. All DONATIONS to us are tax deductible (check with your taxing authority for more information on what that means).
TFSTL is a 501(c)(3) and files annual IRS 990 forms. The Board of Directors are listed HERE.
To reach us by phone, call Executive Director Pat Lindsey at 314-977-8104.
Yes! You are encouraged to attend our meetings and get involved in tobacco prevention efforts! Please check our Events tab to see when the next meeting is.
Each Spring, TFSTL hosts its annual trivia night. To reserve a table, please CONTACT US.
We appreciate your support of tobacco control efforts in the region! To contribute, please visit our DONATION PAGE.
- Write a letter to the editor. (No longer than 250 words)
- Write a personal note to your alderman or councilman.
- Write a personal note to your state representative or senator.
- Patronize only smoke-free establishments. (Tell the manager why you're there.)
- Let managers/owners of smoky establishments know why you're not spending your money at their places.
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights has created a standard model ordinance being used in communities around the country. To see what makes a smoke-free ordinance comprehensive, please visit http://www.no-smoke.org/goingsmokefree.php?id=499
We are able to provide free smoking cessation materials. To obtain them, please CONTACT US.
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for resources to help you or someone you know quit smoking.
Currently there is no timeframe for the State of Missouri to become smoke-free. In other states, many larger cities and municipalities adopted local ordinances first, before a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law was enacted.
We are proud to support grassroots coalition efforts. TFSTL offers technical assistance to community coalitions, as well as opportunities for meeting other local coalitions and learning best practices. To learn more, CONTACT US.
Yes. We can provide education to the public regarding the dangers of secondhand smoke, smoking, and tobacco use. Please CONTACT US to schedule.
Yes! We have a variety of speakers available depending on your organizations' needs. While we make every effort possible to assist you in your education efforts, we may not be able to provide a speaker for every organization. Please CONTACT US to learn more.