Healthy Buncombe: The Fitness and Nutrition Coalition

Healthy Buncombe

The Eat Smart Move More Coalition


Smoke Free Dining in Buncombe County

Project Assist

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Useful Information

Smoke Free Restaurants

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Smoke Free Dining Traffice Light

The Smoke Free Dining Traffic Light

Look for the traffic light that signals a restaurant is smoke free.

Project Assist promotes restaurants. To have your favorite restaurant listed on this guide, please call Project Assist at (828) 250-5048.

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There’s No Such Thing as a Non-Smoking Section

Secondhand smoke travels throughout the entire restaurant, and the health risks for diners and wait staff are alarming. 
Over 4,000 chemicals are found in tobacco smoke. Breathing it can cause cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses in people who don’t smoke.

And the truth is, most people prefer smoke-free dining.  More than 3 out of 5 people in North Carolina are more likely to keep visiting their favorite restaurant where smoking is not allowed.

Contact Project ASSIST at (828) 250-5048 for more information.

What Can I Do?

  1. Be supportive of smoke-free restaurants by patronizing them.
  2. Encourage the restaurant to go smoke-free by writing a message on your bill or speaking with the manager.
  3. Please remember to express your appreciation to restaurants that are smoke-free and tell your friends!
  4. If your favorite restaurant in Buncombe County is smoke-free, and is not included in the guide, please contact Buncombe County Project ASSIST at (828) 250-5048.

What is Project Assist?

Project ASSIST of Buncombe County is a coalition of community members who work together to develop and strengthen policies that promote smokefree and tobacco free lifestyles.  We work with schools, colleges, recreational facilities, health care providers, restaurants, and work places to create healthier environments for our children and all community members.

Our goals are to prevent young people from using tobacco use, reducing the public's exposure to secondhand smoke, and to support people who want to quit.

If you are interested in helping, please call the main office at (828) 250-5048.   The communtiy needs your help!