TOBACCO PREVENTION AND CESSATION PROGRAM
The Laurel County Health Department provides educational information on the dangers of second-hand smoke. The health department supports local and state-wide efforts for Clean Indoor Air Ordinances and Regulations.
For more information on Secondhand Smoke Dangers, visit the following websites:
Local Smoke Free Policy
In August 2009, the London City County passed a city-wide smoking ordinance that prohibited smoking in any building open to the public and within 25 feet of any public building entrance or exit. You can view this ordinance at the following webpage: London Smoke Free Ordinance
Programs for Quitting
Quitting is hard, but it’s possible:
- Quitting may take several attempts, but every attempt is a step along the way to quitting for good.
- Having a plan and taking advantage of the help that’s available from numerous sources can help you manage the challenges you’ll face to finally quit successfully.
- Nicotine is a highly addictive drug, perhaps as addictive as heroin, cocaine or alcohol. Most smokers become addicted to nicotine, which is found naturally in tobacco.
- Tobacco companies intentionally manipulate the nicotine levels in tobacco products, making them more addictive
Other Cessation Resources Available:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Smoking & Tobacco Use Section – multiple resources available
American Cancer Society
Guide to Quitting Smoking (FREE) – Find out more
Guide to Quitting Smokeless Tobacco (FREE)– Find out more
Quitting Smoking: Help for Cravings and Tough Situations (FREE)– Visit www.Cancer.Org
American Lung Association
Freedom From Smoking Program Plus– www.ffsonline.org
(There is a fee associated with registration of this program)
American Heart Association