What is Tobacco Free Lake County?
Tobacco Free Lake County (TFLC) serves all Lake County residents, workers, and organizations. Our mission is to train schools, communities, health care professionals, and individual people in tobacco prevention and quitting tobacco. All services are free or at low cost.
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What Does Tobacco Free Lake County Offer?
All of the following services are offered free or at very low cost:
Quit tobacco services for adults and youth
Training and resources for teachers, schools, and other organizations that work with youth
Training and resources for healthcare providers
Help writing, understanding, and enacting smoke-free and tobacco free ordinances and policies
Local chapter of statewide youth group for teens speaking out against tobacco
1. Who can I talk to?
In order to communicate with a treatment specialist or prevention coordinator, access the staff directory.
2. How is Tobacco Free Lake County funded?
In 1998, the Attorneys General from 46 states won one of the largest lawsuits against America’s tobacco companies. Each year, for 30 years, the State of Illinois will receive a settlement payment from the tobacco industry, and will likely designate a portion of these funds for tobacco education and prevention. The Illinois Department of Public Health disperses this money to local health departments, including the Tobacco Free Lake County program, through the Illinois Tobacco Free Communities Grant.