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Our Work


Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods

Healthy communities have streets and parks where residents feel safe walking, and have healthy recreational opportunities, provide safe access to healthy food options, encourage public transportation so residents can readily access education and employment, and connect to health care. CASA collaborates with regional coalitions and the County's Live Well San Diego initiative to create healthy communities. 


Preventing exposure to secondhand smoke: The U.S. Surgeon General, working with a team of leading health experts, studied how breathing secondhand tobacco smoke affects you. Their conclusion: There is no safe amount of secondhand smoke! Breathing even a little secondhand smoke can be dangerous.  (2006 Surgeon General's Report). What can you do? Join us in helping make your environment smoke-free! CASA's projects to prevent exposure to secondhand smoke include:


  • Smokefree multi-family housing - While California state law provides extensive protection from exposure to secondhand smoke in workplaces, this protection is not yet available to people living in multi-unit rental housing.

  • Smokefree restaurants and public places - Our recent success include working with the City of Coronado to make public spaces on this pristine island community smokefree. 


  • Tobacco Retailer Licensing (TRL)


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