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Locate Local Community Partners

Together with your local community partner, you can:

  • Raise awareness by talking with members of your community about how you can
 protect Vermont’s young people from the dangers of tobacco products.
  • Share your own personal message of support.
  • Educate community leaders about options to decrease exposure to tobacco
 products and advertising – like content-neutral signage requirements or safety
 zones around schools and parks.
  • Share images you see of tobacco advertising targeting youth in your community.

Rutland Regional Medical Center

160 Allen Street

Rutland, VT 05701


Heather Brouillard |

Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership

289 Country Club Road

Windsor, Vt 05089

802-674-2900 ext.23

Courtney Hillhouse |

Greater Falls Connections

44 School Street

Bellows Falls, VT 05101

802-463-9927 ext 209

Laura Schairbaum |

Deerfield Valley Community Partnership

210 Route 9 East

Wilmington, VT 05363


Cindy Hayford |

Shelley Park |

Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition

130 Austine Drive #202

Brattleboro, VT 05301


Cassandra Holloway |

Gail Bourque |

Rolf Parker |

Central Vermont New Directions Coalition

73 Main Street, #33

Montpelier, VT 05602


Ann Gilbert |

Ginny Burley |

Healthy Lamoille Valley

480 Cady’s Falls Road

Morristown, VT 05661


Jessica Bickford |

Alison Link |

Franklin Grand Isle Tobacco Prevention Coalition

133 Fairfield Street

St. Albans, VT 05478


Amy Brewer |

Winooski Partnership for Prevention

32 Malletts Bay Avenue

Winooski, VT 05404


Kate Nugent |

Whitney Keefner |

Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community

236 Riverside Avenue

Burlington, VT 05401


Mariah Sanderson |

Tara Rueckert |

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital

297 Summer Street

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819


Cheryl Chandler |

Tennyson Marceau |

The Collaborative

91 VT RT 11

Londonderry, VT 05148


Victoria Silsby |

Maryann Morris |

Your area doesn’t have a tobacco coalition at this time. You can connect with the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Vermont which works on behalf of a healthier state
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Help Sound The Alarm

Sharing this important information with your own social network is a simple way to help spread the work about how the tobacco industry targets Vermont’s youth.

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Are You A Retailer?

Your store can help protect Vermont’s youth from tobacco. Here are a few options to consider:

  • Take down exterior-facing tobacco ads such as sandwich boards or ads in
  • Choose to not advertise tobacco products by not displaying any ads inside or
 outside of your store.
  • Take a step further and keep all tobacco products out of sight (under the counter or
 in a cabinet).
  • Volunteer to stop selling flavored tobacco products.
  • Volunteer to stop selling all tobacco products.
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Vermont Retailers are Taking a Stand Against Tobacco


Vermonter retailers are reducing tobacco’s impact on the young people in our state.

Contact Us to share your story.

“I stand strong by my conviction to remove alcohol and tobacco signs from my store windows. As a business owner, I felt it was the socially responsible thing to do. Many youth are impressionable. All adults, whether parents or not, should take an active role to ensure our youth are protected. I feel good about what we did, and I hope my position will pave the way for other businesses to follow.

Mike Rooney


From Scratch

It was a corporate decision to cease selling vape/tobacco products all-together at our 129 Price Chopper stores across six states. Now this Price Chopper store is raising the bar by dedicating their entrance to be Substance-Free with six new signs. That means in addition to being smoke-free, their entrance is also free of vape, cannabis,and alcohol use.

Tyler Dunbar

Price Chopper


I didn’t personally support selling cigarettes when I purchased the market, but it was a business decision to keep them on the shelves. Our clientele are health conscious, for the most part, so a lot of cigarette inventory expired. Ultimately, the store phased out cigarette sales.

Lorraine Neuhaus


Winhall Market


We decided as a family to not sell tobacco products because of the health issues smoking can cause and as a security measure, as one of the most common things stolen from stores are the tobacco products. We were worried about the loss of sales at first but so far it hasn’t really affected our bottom line.

Robert Hurst


Willey’s Store


I’ve been at the store for 61 years. My dad had a policy to never advertise or discount cigarettes. He never touched tobacco his whole life. I’ve kept that tradition all these years. I always discourage people from buying the products. I will not advertise it or discount it. I don’t want to see youth get hooked on something that’s going to be a real detriment to their health.

Senator Dick Mazza


Dick Mazza’s General Store & State Senator


In the last seven and a half years, a half a dozen of our regular customers who were cigarette smokers passed away. We decided to keep a limited selection, to display them as marginally as possible, and to do no secondary advertising — no posters, no plastic boxes, no kids’ characters of tobacco mascots.

Brad Hartley

Vermont Energy Co


We gave up selling tobacco well over 20 years ago. We promote healthcare and smoking is just so against that.

Steve Hochberg

Owner & Pharmacist

Rutland Pharmacy


I’ve seen everyone who smokes struggle in the 21 years I’ve owned the store. I do not carry the one packet cigars or dip. I have chosen not to use any sandwich boards or posters or any other marketing tool that the tobacco companies have put out that I can pick up at a trade show or get through my distributors. Wouldn’t it be great to see the next generation of Vermont children tobacco-free?

Vaneasa Sterns


Lincoln General Store