Tobacco Cessation and Education Programs — 309-246-8074
Break the Habit
This free tobacco cessation program (funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health) integrates Nicotine Replacement Therapy with Illinois Tobacco Quitline (ITQ) counseling services. Please call 1-866-Quit Yes for information about the program.
Did you know…
Smoking is the single most important preventable cause of illness and death in the United States. More than 20,000 people in Illinois die each year as a result of cigarette smoking. Nationally, smoking is responsible for one of every five deaths. In fact, cigarette smoking kills more Americans than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, murders, suicides, drugs, and fires combined.
Provided to area schools free of charge, Health Breaks programs cover a number of different topics, including nutrition, physical activity and general health education.
Our staff members participate in health fairs and other community outreach events to raise awareness about health issues and health department services/programs.