Tobacco Cessation Services
Want to quit smoking? We are here to help!
There is no one perfect method to quit smoking. Each person is different. That is why it is important to formulate a quit plan the includes a variety of cessation methods that will work for you. One of the most important components to this quit plan is receiving cessation counseling from a health care provider or trained counselor.
Studies prove that most tobacco users want to quit. Many tobacco users will try 7-9 times before they are completely successful. Quitline is one piece to the quitting puzzle. For some tobacco users, it’s the only piece needed. For others, it will take various pieces working together for success. Whatever the case may be for you, Quitline is a great way to get started and a great tool to use all along the way. Quit Coaches not only help you figure out how to quit, but once you’re there, they help you become proficient in living tobacco free! If you’re a tobacco user looking to make this time your last quit attempt, team up with Quitline and be one step further out of the cycle of addiction! www.quitlineiowa.org
Smoke Free Homes Program
Public Health takes as seriously the effects of tobacco use on the community as it does its vision to make Cerro Gordo the healthiest county in Iowa. There is no safe amount of exposure to second hand smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems and more severe asthma. Exposure of adults to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and causes coronary heart disease and lung cancer.
Smoke Free Homes is a free program provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) that will walk tenants and apartment managers through steps to develop smoke free buildings. Smoke-free home policies have benefits for everyone involved. Tenants are happier, cleaning costs are reduced, there is shorter turnover time involved, insurance premiums decrease and the health of the community is protected.
In Cerro Gordo County, there are many properties that are smoke-free and not yet listed on the registry. We encourage all property managers and/or owners to participate in the Smoke Free Homes Program and enjoy the added benefits of free property signage, and a listing on the Smoke Free Homes Registry .
For more information, please contact Penny at 641-421-9329 or email@example.com.
Sample Smoke Free Homes Policies
Partnership for a Tobacco Free Cerro Gordo County
The Partnership for a Tobacco Free Cerro Gordo County is a unique partnership of community members, organizations, school officials, law enforcement and youth who work to promote activities that discourage tobacco use, while supporting tobacco-free environments. The Community Partnership grant is funded by Iowa Department of Public Health.
The Partnership for a Tobacco Free Cerro Gordo County’s mission is to…
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Partnership members consist of:
If you are interested in joining the Partnership for a Tobacco Free Cerro Gordo County, please contact Penny at 641-421-9329 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Partnership for a Tobacco Free Cerro Gordo County Meeting Minutes
Tobacco Free Worksites
Tobacco Free Worksites… A Win-Win for Everyone!
Research continues to show the benefits of smoke-free and tobacco-free worksite policies:
In addition, smoke-free and tobacco-free worksites policies protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke.
Steps to Adopting a Tobacco-Free Policy:
Contact Penny for assistance in adopting, promoting and enforcing Smoke-Free or Tobacco-Free policies in your worksite, 641-421-9329 or email@example.com
Youth Tobacco Prevention
The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health can help you integrate tobacco education into your classroom lessons and activities throughout the year. We provide age appropriate activities to educate and inform students and families about the effects of tobacco use. We also offer educational resources you can check-out for your lessons, events, and activities, such as diseased lungs, Mr. Gross Mouth, and the Jar of Tar.
For more information contact Penny at 641-421-9329 or firstname.lastname@example.org
erro Gordo County I-STEP (Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention) is a group of students working together to educate their peers and the public on the dangers of tobacco use, and shatter the perception to new teens that using any tobacco product is acceptable, normal or cool! We want to help students arm themselves against the snares of Big Tobacco. We got a target on our back as youth and we want to show the world that Big Tobacco isn’t going to hit THIS target. Cerro Gordo County youth are not going to fall for it!