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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 to find out more about local tobacco prevention and control efforts.

5 Counties for Tobacco Free Living Quarterly Newsletter (February 2017)
5 Counties for Tobacco Free Living Quarterly Newsletter (November 2016)
5 Counties for Tobacco Free Living Quarterly Newsletter (July 2016)

Youth Prevention

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.

Additonal Resources:

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Spreading the Truth About Tobacco
Decrease the Sale of Tobacco to Minors
Keeping Kids Safe from Nicotine Poisoning

Quit Tobacco Resources
The 5 Counties for Tobacco-Free Living does not offer any direct cessation services. We suggest the following resources: 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 from 7 AM to 2AM daily. For more information, contact the Quitline.

First Breath
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.

Help Us Quit
This site is dedicated to helping individuals who suffer from Mental Disabilities quit smoking. 
Click Here for More Resources

Free Quit Tobacco Resources

SmokeFree TXT    (Español)
Tobacco Cessation Treatment: What is Covered?
Be Through With Chew Resources
My Last Dip
Military- Quit Tobacco
Quit Resources from American Lung Association
Not Ready to Quit? 

Print Quit Tobacco Tool Kit 
Quit Tobacco Tool Kit Contents
        Create a Plan to Quit        (Español)
        Medication Chart               (Español) 
        Quit Line Fact Sheet
        Facts about Nicotine Addiction/Tobacco Companies/Other Tobacco Products/E-Cigarettes
        Dealing with Withdrawal
        When You Quit Smoking
        Cost of Cigarettes
        You CAN Afford to Quit Smoking: Covering Medication Costs  (Español)
        Supporter List & Trigger Worksheet        
        My Quit Smoking Journal                                                     

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.

No Smoking or Vaping Sign
Smoke Check- Employer Retail Training

Clean Air Resources

Wisconsin is Better Smoke-Free
State of the Air
AIRNow AQI Forecast
Clear Gains Smoke-Free Housing Finder

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)
Phone: 920-929-3085
Fax: 920-929-3102
Email: Click here

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