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Smoke-Free and Vape-Free Living

The mission of the Snohomish Health District’s Tobacco Prevention program is to provide education and technical assistance to businesses, policy makers, and other entities to advocate for tobacco-free, smokefree and vape-free policies. These policies protect the health of the community by limiting exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke whether the source is cigarettes, cigars, hookah, or secondhand aerosol from vaping.

The program promotes tobacco-free and vape-free policies related to:

  • Housing - Click here for a booklet on what to do if uninvited secondhand smoke is coming into your home
  • College campuses
  • Businesses and other workplaces
  • Parks - Click here for a list of cities in Snohomish County with tobacco-free and/or vape-free parks

Tobacco Use in Washington State

Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of death and disease in the state result in the deaths of around 8,300 Washingtonians every year and 480,000 Americans across the country. Additionally another 8.6 million are living with a serious illness related to smoking causing them enormous financial an emotional hardship. Learn more about the types of diseases smoking causes or the state of tobacco use in Washington and our country by reading the surgeon general’s report on tobacco.

Help Quitting Tobacco

The Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) requires all insurance policies to cover some form of cessation services. What exactly they cover may vary from policy to policy. Check the table here for what is likely include in your policy.

Washington State also offers a quit line with counselors in a variety of languages or visit the webpage for more information.

  • English: 800.784.8669
  • Spanish: 877.266.3863
  • Chinese: 800.838.8917
  • Korean: 800.556.5564
  • Vietnamese: 800.778.8440

Benefits of Quitting

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Did you know?

Tobacco can be considered a childhood-onset disease. More than 90% of people who smoke started prior to age 18. 50% of all teens who smoke start by the age of 14, and 10% between the ages of 9 and 10.