Tobacco use causes a tremendous burden of disease for DeKalb County residents including cardiovascular disease, oral throat and lung cancers, stroke, asthma and emphysema. Fourteen percent of DeKalb County adults currently smoke cigarettes.


  • Thinking of quitting? Don’t stress…. Follow the four D’s!
  • Determine your reasons for quitting. Make a list of reasons to quit. Keep your list handy and refer to it when you start to waiver.
  • Decide your date. Pick a quit date and stick to it.
  • Discuss with family and friends. Enlist the help of those closest to you.
  • Develop a plan. For help contact, the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line – 1-877-270-STOP, a resource for
  • Georgians ages 13 and older.

Board of Health policy and environmental goals

  • DeKalb County smoking ordinance
  • Georgia Smoke Free Air Act 2005
  • City of Decatur Ordinance


  • Communities Putting Prevention to Work
  • Georgia Tobacco Quit Line – 1-877-270-STOP
  • CDC – Smoking & Tobacco Use
  • American Lung Association
  • American Cancer Society