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Tobacco Use


40218-cigarettes.jpgSmoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones. Learn more about the harmful effects of smoking, smokeless tobacco and secondhand smoke from the resources below and find out about resources that address prevention.

Thinking of Quitting?

If you're thinking of quitting, check out this information that might help you decide.


Helpful Tips

One of the hardest parts of quitting for good is breaking the daily habits you’ve built up around tobacco use. After all, you can’t start living like a nonsmoker until you start acting like one. These helpful tips can serve as a “cheat sheet” to help you replace those old habits with new healthy ones.

Ohio's Smoke-Free Workplace Act


Ohio became the 12th state to protect workers and the public from exposure to secondhand smoke in workplaces and public places when voters approved a statewide smoking ban in 2006. In areas where smoking is prohibited under the Ohio Smoke Free Workplace Act, businesses
and organizations must prohibit smoking, remove ashtrays and post no smoking signs. How do I file a smoking ban complaint?

Quitting Assistance

Secondhand Smoke

In 2006, the U.S. Surgeon General came to the conclusion that there "is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke." Find out more about the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Health Effects

Find out about diseases caused by tobacco use, such as cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases. Also find information on the health effects of smoking during pregnancy.