The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that tobacco use and exposure is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Secondhand smoke impacts the health of users and nonusers alike. According to the 2006 Surgeon General’s report, there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
The resources below can help to take steps towards living tobacco free. FDA-approved quit mechanisms include skin patches, nicotine gum, nicotine lozenges, and prescription cessation medicines (Nicotrol, Chantix, and Zyban). E-cigarettes and other vaping devices are not FDA-approved mechanisms for quitting. Always work with your health care provider to determine the best option for you.
Tobacco Free Resources in Anoka County
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association works with experts around the United States to develop this online curriculum on how to implement a smoke-free policy in multi-unit housing properties.
ClearWay Minnesota is a non-profit organization that works to improve the health of Minnesotans by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Freedom From Smoking
Freedom From Smoking has helped hundreds of thousands of people quit smoking through online and in-person guides and support communities.
Public Health Law Center
The Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides information about smoking regulations.
QUITPLAN offers free access to text, email, downloadable, and "starter kits" to help adult tobacco users quit. Quit coaches are available through the QUITPLAN Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A resource for renters to search for smoke-free housing options across Minnesota, and for property managers to research the benefits of going smoke-free. Property managers who wish to be included on the smoke-free housing list can do so at this link.
Tobacco Cessation Health Coverage in Minnesota
Information about what your health insurance covers for tobacco cessation.
Tobacco Treatment Specialists in Anoka County
Tobacco Treatment Specialists trained through the Mayo Clinic are professionals who are certified to provide evidence-based interventions and treatment for tobacco dependence.
Youth Tobacco Resources
A list of resources for youth, parents, and schools for preventing tobacco and e-cigarette use, as well as youth-specific quitting/cessation resources.