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