Tobacco is West Virginia’s number one preventable killer.
Exposure to secondhand smoke is a common and significant hazard in West Virginia. In fact breathing secondhand smoke has been shown to cause or contribute too many serious health conditions. Cabell-Huntington Health Department houses a Regional Tobacco Prevention Coalition Coordinator who is primarily responsible for tobacco prevention education in six counties including Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne.
Cabell-Huntington Health Department facilitates the American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking clinic. These clinics are eight weeks and taught at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. In addition to this clinic, cessation services are accessed through the West Virginia Tobacco cessation hotline at 1-877-YNOTQUIT (1-877-966-8784). This is a toll free service to West Virginia residents that are interested in quitting smoking.
If you would like to volunteer to serve on the Coalition please contact Teresa Mills at (304) 523-6483 ext 283.