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Tobacco Prevention

Overview

What we do to combat tobacco in our community:

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department conducts projects related to adult and youth tobacco prevention. We work with community leaders and partners to decrease tobacco use in Muskingum County by encouraging tobacco-free environments and promoting cessation efforts.

Parent Vaping Education

Tobacco and Vaping Treatment

Reasons to quit using tobacco:

Tobacco causes cancer, heart disease, chronic bronchitis, asthma and emphysema to name a few. The average smoker spends $1,500 to $3,000 a year on cigarettes. It is costly in more ways than one. Quit for your family. Live a healthier, longer life and watch your family grow. They need you.

What happens when you quit smoking?

Vaping Presentations

Our health educators are available to provide education and presentations on vaping to various members of the community including youth, parents, healthcare providers, and the general public. If you are interested in having a vaping presentation for your school or organization, please contact us at 740-454-9741.

Vaping Tobacco Coalition

The CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI).  For the latest information on vaping, please visit the CDC http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html

Due to the vaping epidemic, Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department created a Vaping and Tobacco Coalition for our community. Members consist of government, healthcare providers, businesses, law enforcement, housing, media, civic associations, involved citizens, and community organizations. If you are interested in attending one of our meetings or would like to join the coalition please call 740-454-9741.

Tobacco Free Policy Assistance

Policy, systems, and environmental changes are tools that help people where they live to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Several initiatives we have worked on include tobacco free schools, smoke-free housing, and smoke-free parks and businesses. Tobacco-Free schools promote healthy lifestyles and provide positive role-modeling for children. Smoke-free housing, parks, and businesses help reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, and help improve the health of the community. The negative health effects of secondhand smoke are well documented and include lung cancer and heart disease.

Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department provides tobacco policy examples, education, assistance with drafting your policy, assist with implementation, and signage. All of these services are free. 

Are you ready to take the next step in helping our community become tobacco free? Call 740-454-9741.