Livingston County Tobacco Control Program
An Effective Practice
The Livingston County Tobacco Control Program comprehensively addresses the need to reduce the use of tobacco and exposure to secondhand smoke in Livingston County through activities that encourage prevention and cessation. The program partners with agencies, organizations, and community members throughout the county to achieve its goal. Target population is the entire county of 64,328 residents, ranging from unborn babies to senior citizens. The total population is reached through a combination of approaches, including articles, paid ads, and public service announcements in local news publications that are delivered free-of-charge to every household in Livingston County.
Goal / Mission
The goals of this program are to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, decrease the social acceptability of tobacco use, and promote cessation of tobacco use.
Results / Accomplishments
The program increased the number of signed pledges for smoke-free homes and cars and provided more schools with tobacco-free policy signage. The program decreased the percentage of pregnant women and teens who smoke. Through the program, more healthcare providers were identifying and counseling tobacco using patients/clients. The number of Medicaid patients who access pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation increased, and individuals had greater access to cessation counseling services.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Lisa Beardsley, Senior Public Health Educator
Livingston County Department of Health
2 Livingston County Campus
Mt. Morris, New York 14510
Health / Substance Abuse
Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
- Livingston County Department of Health
- National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
- Date of publication
- Livingston County, NY
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