Creating Change in Local Covina City Politics

The Tobacco-Free Partnership Covina/West Covina, a program of Social Model Recovery Systems, was cordially invited by the mayor pro tem of Covina to present on the public health issue of secondhand smoke on October 20th, 2020.

Staff alongside our youth leaders presented the dangers of secondhand smoke, tobacco waste, and healthy alternatives to smoking. The images shared were taken during our virtual Summer Photovoice Art Workshops. Members of the Covina City Council strongly supported introducing a policy that would remedy secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing. Members of our Stamp Out Smoke (SOS) Covina Coalition showed their support during public comment. Join us in celebrating the health and wellness of future generations who will hopefully breathe easier and live longer from these efforts.

To view the video: 
1) Visit the website:
2) Click on the link to the October 20th 2020 meeting or copy and paste the link below to your browser:
3) Click on “Presentation D” button and it will jump to our presentation.