Tobacco Prevention Program
Jordie Higgason, ITFC Coordinator
Smoke Free Illinois Act
The Effingham County Health Department will conduct random compliance checks regarding the Smoke-Free Illinois Act on all county businesses. If your business needs information or window decals regarding the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, you can pick that information up at the Chamber office or at the Effingham County Health Department.
A portion of the act reads:
(410 ILCS 82/20)
Sec. 20. Posting of signs; removal of ashtrays
“No Smoking” signs or the international “No Smoking” symbol, consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a red bar across it, shall be clearly and conspicuously posted in each public place and place of employment where smoking is prohibited by this Act by the owner, operator, manager, or other person in control that place.”
For more information about the Smoke Free Illinois Act visit http://www.smoke-free.illinois.gov/
Tobacco Cessation Resources – Apps and Text Messaging Services
This text messaging service is designed for adults and young adults who are trying to quit smoking. The program provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit.
A resource that helps with addictions
Get Rich or Die Smoking
This text messaging service is designed for adults and young adults who are trying to quit smoking. The program provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit. (Android)
This app can help you track your cravings and moods, monitor your progress toward achieving smoke free milestones, identify your smoking triggers, and upload personalized “pick me ups” and reminders to use during challenging times to help you successfully become and stay smoke free.