Quit Tobacco

Tobacco is West Virginia’s number one preventable killer and according to the West Virginia Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the prevalence of current smoking in Cabell County was 28.5% for the years 2014-2018.  

Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Tobacco Cessation

Cabell-Huntington Health Department facilitates the following tobacco cessation programs:  

American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking

An American Lung Association 8-week clinic based quit tobacco class.

Kaiser Permanente

Single session workshop for those interested in quitting and information

American Cancer Society Fresh Start

American Cancer Society single session workshop for businesses and agencies.

These clinics are taught at businesses and agencies in Cabell County and at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department.

In addition to these clinics, cessation services can be accessed through the West Virginia Tobacco cessation hotline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or by texting (304) 583-4010.

This is a toll-free service to West Virginia residents that are interested in quitting tobacco.

Prevention & Education

Cabell-Huntington Health Department facilitates the following Prevention and Education Resources:  

Tar Wars

Tar Wars-Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program for fourth- and fifth-grade students. The program is designed to teach kids about the short-term health effects of tobacco use, the cost associated with using tobacco products, and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth.

INDEPTH

Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) is a new, convenient alternative to suspension or citation that helps schools and communities address the teen vaping problem in a more supportive way. Instead of solely focusing on punitive measures, INDEPTH is an interactive program that teaches students about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives and how to kick the unhealthy addiction that got them in trouble in the first place.

Catch My Breath

CATCH My Breath is a best-practices youth E-cigarette and JUUL prevention program developed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The program provides up-to-date information to teachers, parents, and health professionals to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about the use of E-cigarettes, including JUUL devices. CATCH My Breath utilizes a peer-led teaching approach and meets National and State Health Education Standards.

Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

Theory based and Evidence Informed resources created by educators, parents, and researchers aimed at prevention middle and high school students use of tobacco and nicotine.

Get Involved

Information on how to get involved with tobacco prevention, education, and intervention.

Cabell County Coalition for A Tobacco Free Environment

Established in 1996- This is a coalition that meets the 4th Monday of each month at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department at noon. This group of agency and community members provide information and resources regarding tobacco prevention and cessation to the residents of Cabell County.

Coalition for Tobacco Free West Virginia

Established in 1989, the Coalition’s efforts have resulted in significant public policy victories including expanded clean indoor air regulations, state tobacco prevention funding and increases in tobacco excise taxes.

The U.S Surgeon General

The U.S Surgeon General issued an advisory on electronic nicotine devices among youth (here is the link to  the advisory)

#BeSure Parent Toolkit

Resources for Electronic Cigarettes and Youth #BESURE

For more information:

Teresa Mills

Teresa.Mills@chhdwv.gov

304.523.6483 ext. 283

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