Health District

Be Tobacco-Free

Being tobacco-free can mean choosing not to use tobacco like cigarettes or other tobacco products.   It can also mean avoiding secondhand smoke and secondhand e-cigarette aerosol.  If you smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products, choosing to be tobacco-free could be one of the most important decisions you ever make! A tobacco-free lifestyle helps prevent many chronic diseases including: cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

There are also other benefits of not using tobacco products such as saving money, whiter teeth and fresher breath, cleaner smelling clothes, having more energy, and having more confidence.

Secondhand smoke  can have the same health impacts to non-smokers as it does to the person smoking. Having more smoke-free locations reduces exposure to secondhand smoke and improves the health of the community. Check out the topic spotlights below to learn more about efforts to support smoke free places.

Topic Spotlight

smoke & vape free events

Baby and me - tobacco free

Being tobacco-free means avoiding exposure to secondhand smoke and second hand smoke e-cigarette aerosol

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Last modified on 11/09/2018

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