SEPA Tobacco-Free Coalition

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Mission: improve the health and well-being of people who live, work, and play in Southeastern PA by reducing the burden of tobacco and nicotine use.

Multiple coordinated public health approaches are needed to create lasting change to the landscape of tobacco control issues including prevention, treatment, policy change, and enforcement of current laws.  To facilitate this work, the SEPA Tobacco-Free Coalition provides an opportunity for collaboration, education, and training among a diverse group of public health and healthcare professionals, non-profits, educational institutions, and local government officials who are dedicated to creating a healthier Southeastern PA.

The SEPA Tobacco-Free Coalition meets twice a year. 

Join the mailing list to be notified of upcoming meetings and registration information.

The last coalition meeting was Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Dr. Frank Leone and Sarah Evers-Casey discussed their published book, Why People Smoke; purchase their book from the UPenn bookstore and receive 30% off with the code: PENN-SMOKE30

PACT provided an update on the Clean Indoor Air Act and encourages members to reach out to House reps to advocate for closing the loopholes on HB 1657, up for full house vote around March 18, 2024.

A “Vape Visual Library” was presented to coalition members and is available to download from the SEPA youth prevention page. Click below to watch the recording of the full coalition meeting.

Past Meetings:


  • February 2023: Black Lives, Black Lungs: Screening and Discussion on Menthol and Communities of Color
  • Watch recording here.