Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
- Tobacco prevention education in the schools
- Tobacco cessation programming and evaluation to the community and local manufacturing facilities
- Collect, update and maintain data relating to secondhand smoke exposure through varying surveys (community public opinion polls and logging inspected facilities policies on smoking.) Click here to download a Microsoft Excel list of smoke-free establishments in Jessamine County that the health department inspects.
- Assistance with policy development relating to tobacco regulations/policies/ordinances.
School-based Tobacco Prevention Program
Through a partnership with UK Tobacco Ambassadors, the Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit is utilized to teach our local middle school students about the dangers of tobacco use, including vaping, in an attempt to educate and discourage tobacco experimentation and usage, as well as teaching refusal skills for peer pressure.
Smoke-free Policy Development
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.
Learn more about Smoke-Free Jessamine.