Young Lungs at Play is a program aimed to help communities create tobacco-free parks, playgrounds and recreational areas for children. Many Pennsylvania communities have adopted outdoor tobacco-free policies at parks, zoos, athletic fields, playgrounds, trails and even city sidewalks and streets to help protect both children and the environment.
The Young Lungs at Play Program is one of many programs that the Northern Dauphin County Branch YMCA Tobacco Control Program is focusing on for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. This program is funded by the PA Department of Health through the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic, located in Camp Hill, PA. During the past month, 3 new sites in Dauphin County have signed-on to make their parks and playgrounds tobacco-free. Those new locations are the Lykens Borough, Wiconisco Township and The Felton Lofts Apartments (multi-unit housing complex), located in Steelton, PA.