5 Counties for Tobacco Free Living
5 Counties for Tobacco-Free Living serves Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Washington, and Waushara Counties. Our mission is to create nicotine and tobacco-free environments in which we live, work, and play, while promoting healthy lifestyles through education, advocacy, and policy. Visit www.tobaccofreelivingfdl.com to find out more about local tobacco prevention and control efforts.
Despite the fact that you must be 18 years of age to purchase or possess tobacco products, more than 80% of current adults who smoke started as teens. The coalition works with local school districts and youth-serving organizations on youth prevention strategies. The coalition also conducts tobacco retailer compliance checks, monitors the marketing practices of the tobacco industry, and supports efforts to increase the price of tobacco products.
Smokefree.gov is designed to help you or anyone you care about quit. It offers numerous resources that can be combined to create a custom quit plan.
WI Tobacco Quit Line (24 hours/ 7days a week)
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Fond du Lac County, causing an estimated 133 deaths in Fond du Lac County every year. The Wisconsin Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) is a toll free service available to help Wisconsin residents quit. The Quitline is available 24/7. For more information, contact the Quitline.
If you are a pregnant woman and would like help quitting tobacco, First Breath is a great resource for those who are eligible.
Quit for Life
The American Cancer Society teaches people how to become experts in living without tobacco using "The 4 Essential Practices to Quit For Life," principles based on 25 years of research and experience helping people quit tobacco.
Free Quit Tobacco Resources
Tools for Employers/Businesses
Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease, asthma, cancer, and many other chronic health conditions. Smokefree building policies are the only effective means to eliminate this risk. The Coalition is available as a resource to help local businesses develop or expand tobacco free policies.
Clean Air Resources
If you need additional assistance with a tobacco-related issue, or are interested in promoting tobacco free policies, contact Sandy Bernier, Program Coordinator, at (920) 906-5537
Location at City/County Government Center on the 3rd floor
Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday (except legal holidays)
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