Our Faith Based Initiative

I.E. Smoke Out will engage at least 10 faith-based organizations in the Tri-County South region in adopting and implementing a written voluntary policy designating outdoor areas and their events as tobacco-free, including the use of electronic smoking devices (ESDs).

In collaboration with the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN), the Inland Empire Smoke Out Initiative will be hosting No Menthol Sunday annually at local churches within the Tri-County South Region. This years theme was One Step Ahead! For No Menthol Sunday May 19th 2019, the Inland Empire Smoke Out team hosted No Menthol Sunday May 19th, 2019 at 2nd Chance Ministries and Elevate Life Church in Riverside California. This event was a great turnout! The I.E. Smoke Out team got a chance to engage the faith-based community in the discussion about the impact of Menthol and other flavored tobacco among our youth and in our in African American communities. We want to thank Pastor Tom and Heather Flores, as well as Pastor Derrick and Sue Anderson for allowing us to speak with their congregation. We hope this is the first of many!

www.naatpn.org National African American Tobacco Prevention Network

Find out how you can engage your church in our initiative by calling us today at (951) 823-0175