Tobacco Education Program

Tobacco use is the number one underlying cause of preventable death, disability and disease in Butte County, California, and the United States.

The overall goal of the tobacco education program is to prevent premature deaths, disabilities and diseases associated with tobacco use, including cancer, heart disease, emphysema, asthma and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This goal can be achieved by an overall reduction in tobacco use.

The Butte County Public Health Department coordinates with other organizations working on tobacco use reduction including schools, health organizations, employers and parents. Funding for the program is from the Proposition 99 Tobacco Tax through a contract with the California Department of Health Services Tobacco Control Program.

Resources

Butte County Tobacco Prevention Coalition

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association of California

Americans for Nonsmokerís Rights

California Smokerís Helpline

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

State of California, Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section

Tobacco Free California (sponsored by California Department of Health Services)

Tobacco News and Information