"It has been a campaign that we have been working with in the past year," Coalition Coordinator Kandace Brown said. "We've just been building on the education."
The coalition has been working with students in Bethany Jones' Advanced Health Class.
Jones said the students have been working on a letter writing campaign to encourage the football facility for the Clay Youth Football League to become a non-smoking area.
"(The students have) done real well," Jones told The Brazil Times. "Everyone had to write letters. They researched the effects of tobacco and researched how adults are (role models) for children."
Jones said the class took up the project after learning all other youth league fields are smoke-free facilities.
"We asked the class to team up with the coalition to work on a policy," Jones said.
"For the most part, in regard to the entertainment industry in Brazil, we've had several restaurants that have," she said. "But others haven't."
Still, Brown said the coalition will continue to attempt to educate the public in regard to the dangers of second hand smoke.
"The ultimate goal is to make sure every worker in Brazil is protected from second hand smoke and that no one is left behind," Brown said. "We are seeing a strong trend of businesses going smoke-free on their own."
Brown said the key for businesses going smoke-free is continued education.
"Some restaurants have expressed concern about losing business," she said, adding other recent start-up businesses were established as smoke-free entities and haven't seen any reduction in clientele.
"Studies I have presented to different businesses in the county have shown that people will not leave," Brown said.
She added she has not approached county officials yet regarding a possible ordinance for smoke-free workplaces, but that could be on the horizon.
"We have not written a smoke-free policy yet," she said. "We don't fee the county, or city, is ready for that. We have made presentations to the city, but to propose a smoke-free ordinance, we have not done that yet.
"It is in the near future. We're just not ready to do that. That is the goal that we have for the city, but it cannot be rushed. It's a goal that we would like to see fulfilled.
"There's more to do."