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A BREATH OF FRESH AIR FROM TOBACCO-FREE YORK COUNTY

Clearing the air for better health

Mission: To protect the public health of York County by partnering with community members to advocate, promote, and educate on the benefits and resources to achieve tobacco-free living.

 
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04.07.22
What Everyone Should Know about Vaping

Virtual Vaping Educational Conference

This one-hour virtual conference for schoolteachers, parents, and health professionals, will focus on the different vaping devices, including THC and nicotine containing devices, and resources to assist parents and teachers to help students learn about the risks, the health effects, and provide guidance for quitting.

LOOK WHAT WE ARE UP TO

Find ways below to get involved with Tobacco-Free York County

 
Virtual Conference

LOCAL CESSATION CLASSES

UPMC Hanover, UPMC Pinnacle and WellSpan Health all continue to offer tobacco cessation services during this pandemic. We have transitioned to offering these programs virtually and have found that this has been beneficial in serving those with time constraints, limited transportation and other barriers that may exist with in-person counseling.

Programs range from group cessation classes to individualize counseling.

Visit our resource page for information on updated classes and offerings.

OUR GOALS

Advocate
  • Provide technical assistance to Multi-Unit housing owners to help plan, implement & strengthen tobacco-free policies.

  • Aid local businesses, elected officials, schools, & community leaders in the development of tobacco-free policies.

  • Ensure community members are informed of & understand current tobacco laws & policies.

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Promote
  • Promote tobacco free events & environments throughout the county.

  • Utilize media to advance tobacco-free initiatives.

  • Promote local & statewide cessation resources.

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Educate
  • Provide tobacco-related educational opportunities to the community.

  • Partner with all sectors of the community to provide tobacco prevention information and cessation services.

  • Educate local groups on Tobacco Awareness Days (i.e. Kick Butts Day, World No Tobacco Day, Great American Smokeout, etc.).

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