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Tobacco Program

LTDHD Tobacco Program

The tobacco program at LTDHD works to reduce the burden of tobacco related disease in our six counties. Preventing youth from using tobacco, promoting cessation of tobacco products, and advocating for smoke-free policies are vital in ensuring our community is healthy.

Tobacco use has been associated with many negative health effects, causing harm to nearly every organ in the body. Using tobacco can increase the risk of stroke, heart disease, and cancer. Smoking can also negatively affect pregnancy and fertility, eyesight, dental health, bone health, and immune function. Cessation is an important step to ensure you’re as healthy as possible. 

Learn more about the health effects cigarette smoking has on the body. 

 

Vapes

With a rise in the use of E-Cigarettes or “Vapes”, it is important to know these devices are not a safe alternative to traditional cigarette use. These devices are highly addictive and harmful to the body.

When you use one of these products, you are opening your lungs to cancer-causing chemicals. The nicotine in these devices also has the potential to harm brain development in adolescents and youth.

Because these products are popular among youth, it is important to ensure we are educated on the dangers of these products.

Policy Resources

Smoke free communities aid in healthier communities.  Learn more about smoke free ordinances, if your community is smoke free and the benefits of it.

WHAT IS A SMOKE FREE ORDINANCE?

A comprehensive smoke-free ordinance is passed by the county’s fiscal court or city council. A smoke-free ordinance prohibits cigarette and vape use in indoor places, allowing everyone to breathe clean indoor air. A smoke-free ordinance is not a “smoking ban”. A smoke-free ordinance only prohibits smoking at public places, but it does not prohibit smoking in your home.

IS MY COMMUNITY SMOKE-FREE?

In the 6 counties Lincoln Trail District Health Department serves, only Hardin County has passed a smoke-free ordinance. Smoke-free ordinances have been enacted in the cities of Hodgenville and Bardstown.

WHY GO
SMOKE-FREE?

A smoke-free ordinance has many benefits. Ordinances can reduce the number of secondhand smoke related deaths, promote cessation of tobacco products, and prevent tobacco product use.

Harm Reduction

Engaging with people who use drugs. Providing life-saving tools and information to create positive change in their lives. Learn about our programs and resources. 

Resources For Quitting

Open to everyone. 1-800-QUIT-NOW offers both phone and online programming.  Ask about eligibility for their free Nicotine Replacement Therapy.  Pregnant? Ask about their monetary incentives. 

A resource designed for youth. Text ‘36072’ to receive coaching via text to assist in quitting vaping. 

Offered in both English and Spanish.  They offer individualized programs for moms, teens, veterans and those 60 and up. 

THINKING ABOUT QUITTING? GET HELP NOW.

Quitting tobacco is a process. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Quit Now Kentucky can help you with each step of the way. Learn more about this free, convenient, safe and secure program. 

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