Approximately one in five Iowans are current smokers. Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of preventable death in Iowa, the United States, and the world.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes recommendations for tobacco control and prevention. These strategies fall into three categories:
- Preventing the initiation of tobacco use by youth;
- Reducing exposure to secondhand smoke; and
- Promoting tobacco cessation
Johnson County Public Health works with community partners to further these goals and increase awareness of the tobacco use epidemic. Community coalitions that address tobacco use are currently active in Johnson, Iowa, and Poweshiek Counties. For more information, or to get involved, please contact Susan Vileta, Health Educator, at 319-688-5910.
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Going Tobacco Free: Helpful Tips
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit www.quitlineiowa.org for details or to enroll.
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Model Tobacco-Free School Policy
Are you looking for tobacco prevention speakers in your classroom? Contact Susan Vileta at 688-5910 of email [email protected]
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Iowa’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Program - IStep
Health Care Providers
How to use Quitline Iowa services as part of your practice. Contact Susan Vileta at 688-5910 or email [email protected] for an in-person training and materials.
Quitline Iowa Health Care Provider
Helping Patients Quit
Quitline Iowa Free hotline for all Iowans who want to quit using tobacco
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Useful collection of information on tobacco
Tobacco Control Makes a Difference
IDPH Iowa Smokefree Air Act
Iowa Department of Public Health