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Contact Us
  • District Office : 770.339.4260
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • 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 Gwinnett United in Drug Education (GUIDE), 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 and schools to promote smoke-free businesses and campuses.

Partner with us, request resources, or make a presentation request

If you or your community groups are interested in partnering with GNR to tackle tobacco issues, please contact Sarah Grant, Chronic Disease Program Manager, at Sarah.Grant@gnrhealth.com.  In addition, please contact Sarah to request posters, brochures, signage, and other tobacco cessation resources, or to request a presentation at your school or workplace.








     

     

    Community Partnerships 

     

    Did you know? The legal age to purchase tobacco products in Georgia was increased from 18 to 21 as of July 22, 2020.

     

    Helpful Links 

    Georgia Quit Line

    Steps to Quit Smoking

    Tobacco Use in Georgia

    Georgia Tobacco Information

    FDA Education Program

    Tobacco Products, Alternative Nicotine Products, and Vapor Production FAQ

    Senate Bill 375

    Tobacco 21 Law

    Get Help. Quit smoking today.

     

    Contact Us
    • District Office : 770.339.4260
    • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
    • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
    • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
    • 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