Our island has tremendous natural potential and we are proud of it

It’s time to take it to the next level

BECOMING INTERNATIONALLY
RECOGNISED

Our goalEveryone’s goal

The Teguise City Council, in conjunction with its inhabitants, businesses, associations and visitors, and with support from Philip Morris International, would like to turn our island into the first in the country to earn the ‘SMOKE-FREE CULTURE’ CERTIFICATION.

This certificate was developed by TÜV AUSTRIA, an INDEPENDIENTE multinational that operates in more than 20 countries.

Up to now, only the Greek island of Astypalea has earned it.

We can accomplish this goal only if we all work together.

SIGN UP & BE PART OF THE HISTORY

Let's embark on a journey in which we ALL end up WINNING: residents, visitors, businesses and public authorities

 We’ll be the first place in the country to receive the smoke-free island certification 

What is smoke-free culture?

“Smoke-Free” Culture is composed of a series of STEPS AND ACTIONS that certify our COMMITMENT to our mission, constructing a shared space that is smoke-free and healthy for everyone. To do this, we need to take actions that display our commitment to →

INFORMATION

Informing ADULT SMOKERS about how cigarette smoke is harmful to their health.

QUITING SMOKING

Encouraging people to quit smoking and preventing those who have never smoked from starting.

SMOKE-FREE SPACES

Providing information about the value and potential of a SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

We can do this by working together as a team. WE ALL have a role to play:

DON’T SMOKE

STOP SMOKING

CHANGE

Benefits of not smoking

When you light a cigarette, the tobacco burns and gives off smoke. Around 100 chemical products or “smoke components” have been identified as causes or possible causes of serious disease.

People of any age who already have health problems related to smoking can also benefit from quitting.

 Quitting also mitigates the additional risk of many diseases related to passive smoking in children.

It reduces the likelihood of impotence, difficulties in becoming pregnant, having premature births, children with low birth weight and miscarriages.

PARTICIPATE

How can you participate?

We have several public initiatives that you can participate in. Events, picking up cigarette butts, # on social media, creative events that you can share with your contacts. Search, compare and if you find something better, tell us about it and we’ll support it 🙂

Get your LGSH certificate

Spread the message

Free Smoke area

Antilittering Campaing

#LaGraciosaSinHumo

Our action scorecard

Each week you can see the extent of our actions. If you would like more information about each one, just scroll down and click on each one in the WHAT’S GOING ON?


1598

People impacted

12

Companies involved

15mil

Butts collected

12

Actions done

What’s going on?

Check out all the activities we are carrying out to make our environment a privileged space for you and all our visitors.

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Here, we all win

Join our social media sites to keep up to date on all the past and present activities and events taking place to make our island a worldwide reference as a SMOKE-FREE SPACE. Do not hesitate to send us your suggestions. Use the #lagraciosasinhumo hashtag to tag your own actions and we’ll spread them on our social media 🙂

INITIATIVE OF

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

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