Breathing Fresh Air

Breathe Well

Everyone benefits from being able to breathe a little easier. Here are some ways to improve the air we breathe:

  • Be Idle-Free

    Cars and trucks are the top source of pollution in the Greater Cincinnati area. Idling is harmful to our air quality, health, and wallets. This Be Idle Free Brochure from the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency provides resources, signage and support to help schools, businesses, and communities start an Idle-Free campaign to improve the air we breathe. 
  • Stop Smoking

    Quitting smoking is a tough thing to do. Click here to find help in Hamilton County.

    The Ohio Tobacco Quit Line is a free service to support people that are thinking of quitting smoking. Dial 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or visit the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line
    website to enroll or learn more.

  • Create Tobacco-Free Environments

    The only way to fully prevent exposure to tobacco smoke and the effects of the harmful chemicals is to create tobacco-free environments. Visit the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids website for resources and tips for how to take action. 
  • Know Your Outdoor Air Quality

    EnviroFlash provides up-to-date information regarding the quality of air we breathe. Sign up for free air quality updates that come by email or to a smartphone. 

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s AirNow website allows user to search by zip code for the local air quality conditions.

  • 24-Hour Air Quality Hotline

    The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency offers a 24-hour Air Quality Hotline for residents in the four-county area of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties.  To file a complaint, call (513) 946-7777 or (800) 889-0474.

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February 26, 2015