Three Good Reasons for Quitting
Your Family: Live a healthier, longer life and watch your family grow. They need you.
Your Health: Tobacco use causes cancer, heart disease, chronic bronchitis, asthma and emphysema to name a few.
The Cost: The average smoker spends $1,500-$3,000 a year on cigarettes. It is costly in more ways than one.
Free Resources for Healthcare Providers, Organizations & Schools
No matter who you are or where you live or what you do, tobacco use can keep you from living in a healthy way. Maybe you want more information to help support someone who is quitting; maybe you want to learn more about smoke-free apartments, or the effects of secondhand smoke. Maybe you want pointers on how to make public areas smoke-free or to help patients or clients to quit using tobacco. This page gives you that information and more.
Please check out the topics below. If you cant find what you are looking for, please give us a call and we can answer your tobacco-related questions at 740/454-9741 extension 262.
Are you protected from secondhand smoke where you work or in other public places?
The Smoke-free Workplace Act protects all
Ohioans from breathing secondhand smoke in workplaces and public buildings. For
more information, check out www.ohionosmokelaw.gov.
Do you want to report a business that is not complying with the Smoke-free Workplace Act?
Please call 1-866-559-6446. Your call will go directly to the Ohio Department of Health. The report will then be forwarded to a Registered Sanitarian at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department who will follow up with the place of business.
Do you want to quit smoking or using other tobacco products?
1. Call Rambo Health Center at 740/452-5401 for information about free group sessions.
2. Call the Ohio Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-784-8669 or log on to http://ohio.QuitLogix.org.
You are eligible for this free service if you are uninsured, receive Medicaid, are pregnant or your employer is a member of the Ohio Tobacco Collaborative. You can also call the Health Department at 454-9741for a free brochure or for more information.
Do you want to learn more about 100% Tobacco-free School Campuses?
Please call the Health Department to learn more about what local districts are doing to make their campuses healthier for their students, faculty, staff, and visitors: 740/454-9741 extension 262.
Do you want more information about tobacco use prevention in schools?
Please visit www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/tobacco/index.htm.
Do you need more information on smoke-free apartments/housing?
Landlords, did you know that you can make your complex smoke-free?
Please call us or visit www.cdc.gov/healthyhomes/Healthy_Homes_Manual_WEB.pdf.
Are you a medical provider who wants more information to help your patients quit using tobacco?
Please call the Health Department or visit: www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tobacco/systems.htm
This site can give you more information about incorporating the 5 As protocols into your practice. ZMCHD can also provide materials and resources to support your efforts in helping your patients to quit smoking.
Cesley Hayes or call 740-454-9741 extension 262.
Promotion for this page was funded by a grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Health, Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation Program and as a sub-award of a grant issued by Center for Disease Control.