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City of Arcadia Promotes "Tobacco Free Zones" Policy!
December 4, 2017

Our local government recently made a big stride in supporting the health and well-being of our citizens by establishing a tobacco free zones policy.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of DeSoto County and DHS SWAT Youth were extremely proud to announce that on June 6, 2017, all playground areas, picnic areas and youth athletic fields at all City parks and recreation facilities were hereby designated as tobacco-free and vape-free zones.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Desoto County worked with DeSoto Sign to provide the City of Arcadia with appropriate signage at all city parks and recreational facilities, designating such areas as tobacco-free zones. Tobacco Free Zone Signage is now prominent at all City of Arcadia Parks and Recreational Facilities, at no cost to the City.

Jodie DeLoach, the Tobacco Prevention Specialist in DeSoto County, said that she was "beyond excited to watch the children and youth of Arcadia play in a safe, clean environment."


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