Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

Health Education: Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

 

The Tobacco Use Cessation and Prevention Program aim is to improve the public health by:
    •  Preventing youth from starting to use tobacco.
    •  Encouraging people to stop using tobacco.
    •  Protecting our families, friends, and community from the dangers of secondhand smoke.
    •  Working with community leaders to encourage ways to protect the community from the hazards of tobacco use.

Want help quitting?

Quit Now Kentucky: Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or text “QUITKY” to 797979. (all ages and tobacco products)

My Life My Quit: Call or text “START MY QUIT” TO 1-855-891-9989. (teens 17 and younger, all tobacco products)

This is Quitting: Text “KENTUCKY” to 88709. (ages 13-24, e-cigarette products)

For anyone using THC products, findhelpnowky.org is a real-time substance use disorder treatment availability locator and information center for Kentucky.

We also provide tobacco prevention education to the schools and assist with policy development relating to tobacco regulations, policies, and city/county ordinances. Each year we provide tobacco retailers with “This is Our Watch” materials from the FDA to comply with all rules and regulations of selling tobacco products.

Secondhand Smoke & Clean Indoor Air

 

What is Secondhand Smoke and why should I be concerned about exposure?

Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers. Secondhand smoke contains more than 250 chemicals known to be toxic or cancer causing, including formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, arsenic, ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide.

 
Secondhand smoke is also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS); exposure to secondhand smoke is called involuntary smoking, or passive smoking.

For more information please visit Secondhand Smoke and Your Family by the American Lung Association

 

Anderson County Smoke-Free Dining Guide (Updated 12.30.09)

The developing lungs of young children are severely affected by exposure to secondhand smoke for several reasons including that children are still developing physically, have higher breathing rates than adults, and have little control over their indoor environments. Children receiving high doses of secondhand smoke, such as those with smoking mothers, run the greatest risk of damaging health effects.

Join the millions of people who are protecting their children from secondhand smoke.

 

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