Health Department

For more information, contact us at the Erie County Department of Health at 814-451-6700.
 

American Lung Association

Conducts programs addressing smoking cessation, prevention, and the protection of nonsmokers' health and provides a variety of educational materials for the public and health professionals. Refer to your phone book for the ALA chapter in your area or contact the national office below for further information.  Call 1-800-LUNG-USA or visit website at http://www.lungusa.org/

American Heart Association

Promotes smoking intervention programs at schools, workplaces, and health care sites. Refer to your phone book for the AHA chapter in your area or contact the national office below for further information. Call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit website at http://www.americanheart.org/

American Cancer Society

Provides smoking education, prevention, and cessation programs and distributes pamphlets, posters, and exhibits on smoking. Refer to your phone book for the ACS chapter in your area or contact the national office below for further information. Call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit website at http://www.cancer.org/

Great American Smoke Out – The American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GreatAmericanSmokeout/index

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/index.htm

The CDC State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System is an electronic data warehouse containing up-to-date and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control.  http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/statesystem/

National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids

Works to protect children from exposure and addiction to tobacco by raising awareness; changing public policies to limit the marketing and sales of tobacco to children; altering the environment in which tobacco use and policy decisions are made; and actively countering the tobacco industry and its special interests. The Campaign also encourages youth advocacy to support policy change, to hold tobacco control activities and to help educate peers on the dangers of tobacco. http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/

Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco (PACT)

PACT assists the PA Department  of Health in strengthening the statewide information and education network on the health impact of tobacco use on tobacco users and non-tobacco users, and works with local shareholders to increase ability and activity on a local level, providing the impetus needed to initiate a statewide grassroots campaign focusing on tobacco pollution.  www.pactonline.org

Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Tobacco Control and Prevention

Home Page

Tobacco Use Cessation

QuitNet is offered at no cost to all residents of Erie County and Northwestern Pennsylvania.  Assistance is available in English or Spanish.  www.quitnet.com

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the American Cancer Society offer a free telephone based cessation service for those who wish to quit using tobacco.  Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and many other languages.                                       

For more information, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit the website at http://1800quitnow.cancer.gov

Determined To Quit is available to act as a social support for tobacco users. www.determinedtoquit.com

Smokeless Tobacco Cessation Resources:

ChewFree  is a project funded by the National Institutes of Health to help people quit using smokeless tobacco.
 

MyLastDip  is a project funded by the Oregon Research Institute to help youth and young adults ages 14 - 25 quit using smokeless tobacco.

Tobacco Prevention Websites for Select Populations

Women:
http://women.smokefree.gov


Smoking & Pregnancy:
http://women.smokefree.gov/topic-pregnancy.aspx

African Americans: 
The National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN)
http://www.naatpn.org

Hispanic/Latino: 
The National Latino Tobacco Control Network
http://latinotobaccocontrol.org

Youth:

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Youth Tobacco Prevention
www.cdc.gov/tobacco/youth/index.htm

The Truth.com 
www.thetruth.com

Kick Butts Day
http://kickbuttsday.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides reports and information regarding national and state policies and their impact.  http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/by_topic/policy/index.htm

Center for Tobacco Products (FDA)

The Center for Tobacco Products at the FDA is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.  This website contains information about the law and resources for education and enforcement. www.fda.gov/tobaccoproducts/

Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco (PACT)

PACT assists the PA Department of Health in strengthening the statewide information and education network on the health impact of tobacco use on tobacco users and non-tobacco users, and works with local shareholders to increase ability and activity on a local level, providing the impetus needed to initiate a statewide grassroots campaign focusing on tobacco pollution.  www.pactonline.org

Pennsylvania General Assembly

The PA General Assembly website allows you to find out who your state legislators are so that you can educate them on important issues.  You can also look up proposed and final legislation by bill number or by keyword.  www.legis.state.pa.us

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium

The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium is a comprehensive resource for policies related to tobacco control.  http://www.tclconline.org/

Moore Research

The NWPA Tobacco Control Program partners with Moore Research to perform regional assessments that guide program development.  http://www.moore-research.com/how-we-do-it/success-stories/


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