Tobacco use is self-abuse. Cigarettes, chew, dip…none of it is good for you. That’s why our Tobacco Prevention and Control program is working so hard to make it hard to use the stuff. You can visit their site and read about the immediate and long-term effects smoking, chewing and dipping will have on your health. If that doesn’t scare you off the stuff, nothing will.
If you think e-cigs, vapes, vape pens, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) like JUUL are safe alternatives to smoking cigarettes or dipping, you may want to think again. Visit Vapes & E-Cigs to learn about the long-term health effects and addiction that can come from using them.
Do you or someone you know already use tobacco? Imagine yourself tobacco free. For free help, call the Alabama Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). Information and counseling sessions are free and confidential.
We Get It Alabama
We Get It Alabama is an Alabama Youth Tobacco Prevention campaign that works to restrict the marketing of Big Tobacco to the children of Alabama by starting the conversation that youth are being targeted as “replacement smokers.” If you are 18 or younger and would like to get involved in speaking out against Big Tobacco's marketing tactics, fill out this form.
2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey
The CDC, NCI and FDA have released findings from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey. The results show alarming increases in current use of any tobacco product among both middle and high school students between 2017 and 2018, primarily because of an increase in e-cigarette use. Visit the FDA for more information, including the full results of the Survey.
2019 Through With Chew Week
The Alabama Department of Public Health recognized “Through With Chew Week” in February 2019. The education campaign is designed to decrease smokeless tobacco use and increase awareness of the negative health effects of using these products. See the full press release from ADPH below.
Page last updated: February 26, 2019