Tobacco Control Program

Get Involved in Local Efforts

Join the SLO County Tobacco Control Coalition (TCC) to get involved in local efforts to prevent tobacco use. Sign up for their monthly newsletter to stay up to date on local, state, and federal tobacco issues. 

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Smoke-Free Environments

Learn how smoke-free outdoor air and smoke-free housing help protect community members from the harms of secondhand smoke.

Tobacco Retailer Education

Learn about the current Tobacco Retailer policies and how to stay in compliance.

Quitting Tobacco

Get support quitting tobacco to protect your health and reduce your risk of preventable diseases.

Tobacco Use in SLO County

Despite years of decline in tobacco use throughout the County, tobacco use continues to negatively impact many of our residents. In fact, the County as a whole, has a higher rate of tobacco use than the rest of the state (California Health Interview Survey). However, large differences in tobacco use persist by race/ethnicity and among population groups by socioeconomic status, educational attainment, occupation, mental health status, sexual orientation, and geography. These high-risk groups suffer disproportionately from tobacco-related illnesses. For current adult and youth tobacco use rates in SLO County, visit SLO Health Counts


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