Tobacco Education Program
COVID19 and Smoking:
“The odds of corona virus progression (including death) were 14 times higher among people with a history of smoking compared to those who did not smoke.” Read the whole article here: https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/reduce-your-risk-serious-lung-disease-caused-corona-virus-quitting-smoking-and-vaping
(See cessation resources below on this Tobacco Education Program webpage)
Our department's goals are to:
- Increase the awareness of the effects of smoking on public health,
- Improve communities' abilities to change smoking behavior,
- Increase the influence of existing legal and economic factors that discourage smoking, and
- Strengthen social norms and values supporting non-smoking.
Community Engagement opportunity:
If you would like to be apart of the change to promote a smoke free Mono County by participating in the Mono County Prevention Coalition. On the Mono County Prevention Coalition Webpage you will find upcoming meeting dates, past meeting notes, and information on trainings and resources.
To report indoor smoking at a worksite in California, call the Mono County Health Department in Mammoth Lakes at (760) 924-1830.
Remember...Keep Quitting Until You Quit For Good!
For further information on Smoking Cessation Resources, please contact the Mono County Health Department in Mammoth Lakes at (760) 924-1830