Smoke-Free Spaces

One of Tobacco Free Alachua’s goals is to protect Alachua County citizens from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke. Click a link below to learn more about our current initiatives:

Smoke-Free Housing

A recent survey in Alachua County found that 84.4% of renters would choose a smoke-free property over one where smoking was allowed. In a market with hundreds of options, Alachua County renters deserve some help finding a smoke-free place to call home. That’s why Tobacco Free Alachua now offers Smoke-Free Certification, a new amenity to help distinguish healthy communities. Smoke-Free Certified apartment communities offer three different levels of protection from secondhand smoke.

Find out more about these three levels at the Smoke-Free Certification page.

Smoke-Free Organizations & Businesses

Tobacco Free Alachua recognizes local organizations and businesses that exceed the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act standard, which prohibits smoking in an enclosed indoor workplace.

Smoke-Free Organizations:

Smoke-Free Bars:

If you know of a smoke-free business or organization not on this list, or if you are interested in making your business or organization smoke-free, please contact us. Visit Tobacco Free Florida for more information.

Smoke-Free Public Places

Tobacco Free Alachua has worked with decision makers to successfully implement smoke-free policies in a number of public places.

Bus Stops

In August 2010, The City of Gainesville’s Regional Transit System (RTS) adopted an ordinance that prohibits smoking within 20 feet of any city bus stop or shelter.

City Parks

In summer 2011, the City of Gainesville posted “smoke-free” signs in eight city parks, creating a total of more than 240 acres of smoke-free parks. Visit Tobacco Free Florida Beaches and Parks for more information.

Smoke-Free Colleges & Universities

University of Florida

The University of Florida in Gainesville is one of only 15 smoke-free college campuses in Florida, although an increasing number of campuses are following the trend. Across the United States, college students are leading efforts to enact smoke-free policies on their campuses.

Santa Fe Community College

We have worked with Santa Fe Community College to adopt a 100% tobacco free campus policy similar to UF’s. 


Ready to make your establishment smoke-free?

Contact us to learn how.

Apartment owners and managers can also learn about our new Smoke-Free Certification program.


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