Smoke-Free Superstars Recognition Program
The OCTEC “Smoke-Free Superstars” Recognition Program honors Orange County establishments that are 100% smoke/tobacco-free to keep our community healthy. If you would like to recognize an establishments in Orange County as a “Smoke-Free Superstar” for being 100% smoke/tobacco-free, call the Tobacco Use Prevention Program: (714) 834-7409.
Irvine Company – September 2017
OCTEC designates the Irvine Company as a Smoke-Free Superstar for adopting a 100% smoke-free policy for its Retail Properties that protects the health and wellness of our community.
From L to R: Easther Liu, Irvine Company, Jasmine Blackburn, UCI Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion, and Rhonda Folsom, Tobacco Use Prevention Program
City of Laguna Beach – August 2017
OCTEC designates the City of Laguna Beach as a Smoke-Free Superstar for adopting a 100% smoke-free ordinance that protects the health and wellness of the Laguna Beach community.
Ravi Choudhuri, American Lung Association (left) and Toni Iseman, City of Laguna Beach Mayor (right)
UCI Hospitality and Dining Services – January 2017
OCTEC recognizes UCI Hospitality and Dining Services for being the first to make the Starbucks’ patio smoke-free even before the system-wide UC smoke-free policy was adopted. UCI Hospital and Dining Services demonstrated their dedication to protect the health and wellness of their academic community.
Vietnamese Plaza Owners – August 2016
OCTEC recognizes several Vietnamese plaza owners for establishing a policy that prohibits smoking within 20 feet of the main entrance, main exit or operable windows of plaza stores. This smoke-free zone creates a safer, healthier workplace. We commend their efforts to protect employees and customers from exposure to secondhand smoke, as well as provide cessation support for people who want to quit smoking. Click here for owner names and photos.
Chapman University – June 2016
Chapman University is recognized as a Smoke-Free Superstar for adopting a 100% smoke-free policy for the entire campus! We had the honor of presenting a certificate to Tyler Porterfield, Vice President of the Student Government Association at Chapman University. Awesome job, SGA!
CVS Pharmacy – November 2015
In October 2014, CVS Pharmacy stopped selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at more than 7,600 stores nationwide. This decision helps keep tobacco out of the hands of youth and encourages adults who smoke to quit by using CVS Pharmacy cessation resources. CVS also recognizes that pharmacies are contributors to community health and that tobacco use detracts from those efforts. OCTEC members visited CVS Pharmacy stores and presented certificates in gratitude for promoting health and wellness.
Click here to see pictures at various CVS Pharmacy stores.