Marion County Tobacco Free Coalition


Goals:

  • Prevent the initiation of tobacco use by youth
  • Promote cessation by adults and youth
  • Reduce the availability of toacco
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Increase Coalition Membership

Accomplishes goals by:

  • Distributing educational materials
  • Promoting Quitline Iowa
  • Providing educational assistance to our area schools
  • Assisting workplaces in creating tobacco-free environments
  • Assisting in coordination of cessation services

IDPH Extends Free Nicotine Replacement Offer

In April, IDPH launched a Smoke-Free Homes web site to provide education and awareness of the benefits of living in housing free of second-hand smoke exposure. Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention (I-STEP) is Iowa’s youth-led tobacco prevention movement, which actively reaches out through social media to encourage young adults to be tobacco-free. IDPH’s efforts to reduce tobacco use also include partnerships with the Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Commission, the Healthiest State Initiative, Blue Zones, Iowa Community Transformation grantees, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and more. Information on all these programs and partnerships may be found at www.idph.state.ia.us/TUPAC/Default.aspx.

To sign up for the four weeks of free NRT or to learn about other tools to quit smoking, including Internet-based coaching, visit www.quitlineiowa.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

For more information on the program please click here and someone will contact you or visit the Iowa Department of Public Health Tobacco site here.