In 2010 Albert Lea adopted a community wide approach to reduce our 23% adult smoking rates. We developed a strategic plan for all sectors of the community. The City Council passed tobacco legislation for our city parks, outdoor dining and Tobacco 21. We offer 550 “smoke free” housing units, 14 top twenty worksites with “tobacco free” campuses, “Smoke Free” signage for community events and a County Fair with “Smoke Free” Children and Senior Days. Adult smoking rates are now 16%. This community wide effort has saved many lives and will give future generations the opportunity to live longer better!