Smog is a problem in the Greater Cincinnati area that causes negative health and economic impacts. It affects everyone; however, children, elderly and people with asthma or other respiratory problems are especially at risk. Smog makes it difficult for our lungs to absorb oxygen, limiting our ability to breathe. It causes flu-like symptoms such as irritation of the throat and lungs, which causes coughing and sometimes choking.

What You Can Do?

We hope that every resident in the seven county area will make some small change in his or her daily habits on Smog Alert days to reduce smog formation. YOUR ACTIONS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE AIR QUALITY OF OUR REGION!

These voluntary actions could include:

  • Taking the bus (call METRO at 513-621-4455 or TANK at 859-331-8265)
  • Carpooling or vanpooling (call RideShare at 241-RIDE)
  • Riding a bike or rollerblading instead of driving
  • Avoid the use of gasoline powered lawn equipment on smog alert days.
  • Keeping your vehicle maintained
  • Combining trips or eliminating unnecessary vehicle trips
  • Refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m. and don't top off
  • Avoid using oil-based paints and stains
  • Save electricity
  • Spread the word


Resources and Information Available to You

We have several different types of materials available to you. If you would like more information, please call 1-800-621-SMOG or contact Summer Jones at

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