MCHD Tobacco Program Activities

In this excerpt from an upcoming episode of "Health Three60" titled "Clearing the Smoke," community members in Magoffin County talk about their decision to put an anti-smoking message on a tobacco barn near the Mountain Parkway in Eastern Kentucky. 

 


Classroom Education:

“TNT” (Toward No Tobacco) classes are taught to 5th graders at each elementary school. Each class is taught by trained peer educators. The classes consist of five lessons and are designed to give students information on the risks and consequences of using any tobacco product.


MCHD Tobacco Coalition:

The Magoffin County Health Coalition consist of representation from various community organizations, faith based services and concerned citizens of Magoffin County. The coalition’s main goal is to educate and build capacity for smoke-free policy.

The Magoffin County Health Department obtained a federal grant to educate the public about the dangers of second hand smoke and to eventually pass a law/ordinance to make public places and work places smoke free. We have ads on the shopping carts in the two Family Dollar Stores in Salyersville. These ads are working toward that goal.

Second Hand Smoke

Exposed To Smoke

Second Hand Smoke


 


Tobacco Free
For tobacco health facts and additional resources visit
Ky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

 

quit smoking

 

 

Helpful Resources
KY Quit Now

The Quit Line, 1-800-QUIT NOW, offers a one-on-one proactive counseling program for tobacco users and their friends and family who are ready to quit using tobacco products. The Quit Line brochure explains who can call and the benefits of calling the quit line.

Quit Now Kentucky also offers Kentucky residents free access to online quit tools, support from other tobacco users who are trying to quit, and other info to make your quit attempt easier. Enroll today on the Quit Now Kentucky website.