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Tobacco Prevention and Control
Paula Collier
(423) 209-8285

Tobacco Prevention and Control

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Reducing tobacco use is a winnable battle with known, effective strategies for success. There are effective quitting medications, quit classes, and support groups. Stay informed and don't give up on your goal to stop tobacco use. Call the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department's Tobacco Information Line at (423) 209-8285, or download our guide:


The Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is working toward a tobacco-free Chattanooga in collaboration with Tennessee Department of Health, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department and Tobacco Free Chattanooga, as well as other organizational partners.


  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in public spaces for youth and adults
  • Decrease the culture of social acceptability of tobacco in public spaces
  • Increase access to quitting services in Hamilton County
  • Prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth and adults
  • Build and maintain effective tobacco control coalition in Hamilton County
  • Identify and eliminate tobacco-related health disparities
Learn More:

Tobacco Free Chattanooga

TN Tobacco QuitLine

CDC Smoking and Tobacco Use

American Lung Association Stop Smoking

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Hamilton County Events
February 13-17, 2017

Friday February 10

  • This and That Show, News Channel 9 (Paula Collier – Health Department, and Dr. Rob Headrick – Memorial Hospital)

Monday February 13

  • Carbon monoxide screening Hamilton County Homeless Clinic 7:30-10:30am
  • Carbon monoxide screening at North River YMCA 8:30-10:30am
  • 3 Plus You, Channel 3 (Paula Collier – Health Department, and Takesha Pratt – Erlanger Hospital)

Tuesday February 14

  • Carbon monoxide screening at Siskin 11am-1pm
  • Carbon monoxide screening at Volunteer Treatment Center  6-7am, and 11am-12:30pm

Wednesday February 15

  • Carbon monoxide screening at Hamilton YMCA 4:30-7:30pm

Thursday February 16

  • Carbon monoxide Screening at Downtown YMCA 4:30-7:30pm
  • TN STRONG Youth present to Hamilton County School Board about tobacco policy 5:30pm

Consider this:

  • Quitting smoking saves lives, improves health and reduces health care costs.
  • If you are not ready to quit, protect others’ health by keeping your home and car smokefree.
  • There is no safe level of 2nd or 3rd hand smoke
  • There are resources available to help: Tennessee Quitline, local quit programs and health provider interventions, websites, apps


Baby and Me Tobacco Free

  • BABY & ME Tobacco Free Program is a smoking cessation program for pregnant women.
  • Free diapers each month, for up to 12 months post-partum for moms who stay tobacco-free.
  • 3rd Street, Sequoyah, and Ooltewah Health Departments.
  • Monthly support group 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • For more info, call (423) 209-8320.