Smoke-Free Living

Mission

The mission of the Snohomish Health District’s Tobacco Prevention program is to provide education and technical assistance to businesses, policy makers, and other entities to advocate for tobacco-free, smoke-free and vape-free policies. These policies protect the health of the community by limiting exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke whether the source is cigarettes, cigars, hookah, or secondhand aerosol from vaping.

The program promotes tobacco-free and vape-free policies related to:

Tobacco Use in Washington State

Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of death and disease in the state result in the deaths of around 8,300 Washingtonians every year and 480,000 Americans across the country. Additionally another 8.6 million are living with a serious illness related to smoking causing them enormous financial an emotional hardship. Learn more about the types of diseases smoking causes or the state of tobacco use in Washington and our country by reading the surgeon general’s report on tobacco.

Help With Quitting Tobacco

The Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) requires all insurance policies to cover some form of cessation services. What exactly they cover may vary from policy to policy. To see if your policy is included by viewing the How the Affordable Care Act Affects Tobacco Use and Control (PDF).

QUIT LINES

Washington State also offers a quit line with counselors in a variety of languages:

  • Chinese: 800-838-8917
  • English: 800-784-8669
  • Korean: 800-556-5564
  • Spanish: 877-266-3863
  • Vietnamese: 800-778-8440

Benefits of Quitting

Benefits of Quitting Smoking Opens in new window

Photo credit: s3.amazonaws.com