Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.)
American Lung Association's Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.) is designed specifically for teens as a peer-mentoring program and youth empowerment program. T.A.T.U. teens serve as role models for younger students, teaching them that smoking cigarettes or using spit tobacco is "un-cool" behavior. T.A.T.U. members present their message to younger students in the classroom.
Break the Habit
The Woodford County Health Department would like to announce a program offered to residents in Woodford County entitled "Break the Habit." The program may allow smokers some financial assistance with the purchase of nicotine replacement, such as nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges. In addition to the nicotine replacement therapy assistance, the program will also offer free one-on-one telephone support for smokers through the Illinois Tobacco Quitline (866-QUIT YES or 866-784-8937). For more information, call 309-467-3064.
Woodford County Health Department also serves as a vehicle for the Illinois Tobacco Quitline. Through the Tobacco Quitline, Woodford County residents can receive free vouchers for nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges, as well as other tools to help them quit smoking.
Illinois Tobacco Free Communities (ITFC)
WCHD provides incentives and recognition to Woodford County food establishments which are smoke-free, offers counseling and smoking cessation assistance to women enrolled in our WIC program, offers materials and presentations on tobacco prevention activities to schools, and compiles data on prevention efforts in Woodford County that is reported quarterly to the State.
Important Dates to Remember
Freedom From Smoking
Freedom From Smoking is a program specifically designed for adults, like you, who want to quit smoking. It's the American Lung Association's gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.
FFS takes you through modules, each containing several lessons. These lessons include valuable information and most of them contain an assignment that you are to complete before moving on. The assignments reinforce the messages in each lesson and your commitment to quit.
FFS does not begin with quitting. The program takes you through several lessons first, ensuring that solid information about preparing to quit is given before Quit Day.
Woodford County Tobacco Prevention Coalition
The Woodford County Tobacco Prevention Coalition is group of community members dedicated to the cause of reducing the effects of tobacco in our communities. The objectives of the coalition are to...
- Educate young people about the dangers of using tobacco.
- Encourage quitting smoking for all age groups.
- Advocate for clean indoor air in all settings.
For more information on how you can join us in the fight for clean air call Paul at 309-467-3064
Smoke-Free Illinois Act
The Woodford County Health Department also enforces the Smoke-Free Illinois Act. Information on Smoke-Free Illinois Act and submitting a violation complain is listed below.
- Frequently Asked Questions About the Smoke Free Illinois Act
- Smoke Free Illinois Website
- Submit Complaints
For more information on smoking cessation or other tobacco programs, contact Paul at 309-467-3064.