DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
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Tobacco use is the #1 cause of preventable death in the United States. Tobacco harms the body causing many diseases and affecting the health of people who use it. If you don't use tobacco, don't start. If you use tobacco, quit. Quitting tobacco has immediate as well as long term benefits for you and your loved ones.  

There is no safe amount of secondhand smoke. Even brief exposure can be harmful to your health.  

Scroll down for more information about quitting tobacco, secondhand smoke, smoke-free housing, youth access prevention, and helpful links.   

E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are battery-operated disposable or rechargeable devices designed to deliver nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals. There are three (3) main pieces to an e-cigarette: the battery, the vaporizer or atomizer, and the cartridge which contains the liquid nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. While some e-cigarettes are designed to look similar to a cigarette, many look like everyday items like pens or USB memory sticks.

Quit Tobacco

Approximately 70% of smokers want to quit.

Female - Quit Smoking

If you are interested in learning more about quitting click the more button below. Please be aware that the Washington State Quit Line 1-800-QUIT-NOW is no longer able to serve everyone who calls them.

For more information Quit Line Services please Click here.

Click here for more information on...

  • Benefits
  • What Happens After You Quit
  • Five Keys for Quitting

Secondhand Smoke

There is no safe exposure to secondhand smoke. 

Stop Smoking - Secondhand Smoke
  • To learn more about Secondhand Smoke and its health effects, Click Here...
  • To report a violation, complaints and questions regarding compliance and the 25 foot no-smoking zone around building entrances and windows - contact Sammy Berg at 360-867-2568 or bergs@co.thurston.wa.us.

 

Smoke Free Housing

 one of the places where exposure often occurs is in or around people’s housing.

Smoke Free Housing
  • To find out more about smoke-free housing, including information for landlords and renters, Click Here ...  

 

 

Preventing Tobacco Use

Youth Access Prevention
  • Youth and Tobacco
  • Report a Violation
  • ...more

 

Thurston County Property

IMAGE:  Tobacco Free Campus

 

Internet Web Links

Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

 
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  • Tobacco Prevention & Control Coordinator

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This page last updated: 10/06/17