Contact Us
  • District Office : 770.339.4260
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Lilburn WIC : 678.924.1546
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345
  • Preventive Health : 678.442.6880
  • CMS : 770.339.4270
  • Gwinnett Environmental : 770.963.5132
  • Newton Environmental : 770.784.2121
  • Rockdale Environmental : 770.278.7340

 

Tobacco Use Prevention

 

Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death in the United States, and every year 11,700 Georgia adults die due to tobacco related illnesses. The Tobacco Prevention and Control efforts at the health department use comprehensive strategies to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related disease and death. The Tobacco Prevention efforts are administered locally at the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Department. The program focuses on improving the health of Gwinnett, Newton, & Rockdale County residents through policy and systems change under four main goals:

  • Prevent Initiation of Tobacco Products Among Youth and Young Adults
  • Eliminate Secondhand Smoke Exposure
  • Promote Smoke-Free Businesses and Workplaces
  • Promote Cessation from Tobacco Use

Programs and Services

The Tobacco Prevention efforts are addressed through partnerships with community organizations.

We work with the Newton and Rockdale Drug Free Coalitions to address the smoking rates of youth and adults in those counties. Georgia Department of Public Health funds provide an avenue to work with local businesses to promote smoke-free businesses. In addition, we offer tobacco education classes at the Newton County Health Department. If you or your community groups are interested in partnering with GNR to tackle tobacco issues please contact Community Health. 

Community Partnerships 

  • Gwinnett Health & Wellness Coalition
  • Newton Drug Free Coalition
  • Rockdale Drug Free Coalition 

 

Helpful Links

Georgia Quit Line

Steps to Quit Smoking

Contact Us
  • District Office : 770.339.4260
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Lilburn WIC : 678.924.1546
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345
  • Preventive Health : 678.442.6880
  • CMS : 770.339.4270
  • Gwinnett Environmental : 770.963.5132
  • Newton Environmental : 770.784.2121
  • Rockdale Environmental : 770.278.7340