Mecklenburg County has a local CDC (Centers for Disease Control) funded tobacco prevention and control initiative. This local effort involves collaboration with local, regional and state partners working on smoke-free environments, tobacco-free lifestyles, awareness education about the harms of all tobacco products and promotion of evidence-based quit interventions to reduce the burden of tobacco in our community. Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of death and disease in our community.
The purpose of the CDC funded tobacco control initiative is to prevent deaths and health problems attributable to tobacco use. The local community goals mirror the state goals which include:
- Prevent initiation of smoking and other tobacco use;
- Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke;
- Help tobacco-users who want to quit; and
- Identify and eliminate tobacco-related health disparities.
For more information, contact:
, Health Educator/Tobacco Prevention Coordinator
Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211