People are Talking – and Listening

The launch of Breathe Free Winter Park has generated a lot of great

BreatheFree00374conversations and positive media coverage recently. Leaders at Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen reported that the posts about Barnie’s transition to a smoke-free patio generated more interest and comments than anything they have ever posted on social media before.

Restaurant leaders throughout our community are now considering not only their nightly dinner specials, but whether they will add fresh air to their outdoor dining menus. It’s their choice, as Breathe Free Winter Park is a completely voluntary initiative.

So far, nearly 30 local restaurants are now 100% smoke free. More are considering and we are looking to residents to help grow the list.  Speak up and let your favorite restaurant know that you prefer smoke-free patio dining.

To see what others are saying, click links below to view media coverage:

Orlando Sentinel: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orange/os-winter-park-smokefree-restaurants-20150426-story.html

WKMG Local 6: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/group-wants-to-ban-smoking-on-winter-park-restaurant-patios/32604568

WFTV/Channel 9: http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/new-program-aims-to-end-smoking-outside-winter/vDQzXc/#__federated=1

Fox 35: http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/28904966/winter-park-wants-restaurants-to-offer-smoke-free-patios#.VXc22aJzD58.gmail

Orlando Weekly: http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2015/05/01/winter-park-is-tired-of-people-smoking-on-patios

Click here to see our list of 100% Smoke Free Restaurants.