What is this service?
The Public Health Department conducts outreach and community education, works with local jurisdictions to create tobacco-free environments through policy, reduces youth access to tobacco, and provides free classes to help individuals and families quit and stay off tobacco. The Tobacco Control Coalition meets regularly at Public Health and helps provide direction and support to the Department's tobacco prevention activities.
Who can use this service?
Any school, organization, or community group can request an educational presentation. Any resident can participate in free tobacco cessation classes, but must meet individually with instructors prior to their first class session. Pregnant women, or parents of children 0-5, are eligible for one-on-one sessions. Call for more information.
Is there a charge for this service?
This service is provided free of charge. Nicotine replacement therapy is also available free of charge to participants enrolled in cessation classes if they meet eligibility requirements.
When and where is this service offered?
For more information, please call the Health Promotion office at (805) 781-5564.
For class information, visit the Quit Smoking Classes page. While participants can join Quit Tobacco classes at any time, they must call in advance of their first session.