Tobacco Use Prevention

Tobacco Use Prevention Program

The Nevada County Tobacco Prevention Program educates the community about the harmful effect of tobacco on individuals and the environment. The program also works to create local policies that protect individuals from second-hand smoke, reduce youth access to tobacco and minimize tobacco advertising. Each year the program engages youth from area schools in school and countywide tobacco prevention efforts.

The Tobacco Program has staff in Grass Valley and in Truckee, and works with two community coalitions and with many community partners to accomplish our work. The two coalitions, one adult and one youth coalition, are made up of community members who are passionate about limiting the use of tobacco in our community, in all its forms. The adult coalition meetings monthly (see flyer below) and the youth coalition also meets on a regular basis.  
Get involved and join our tobacco-use prevention coalitions!
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Healthy Community

See Nevada County's data from the Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community project or read the Healthy Community Report (PDF).



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CDC - Tips From Former Smokers

This campaign features real people suffering as a result of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, learn more about Tips from Former Smokers.

Pregnancy and Smoking Cessation

A CDC virtual clinic for smoking cessation for pregnancy and beyond. 

 Secondhand Smoke in Cars

Smoke in cars can be ten times more concentrated than the recognized "unhealthy" level. Read through the Secondhand Smoke in Cars Fact Sheet (PDF).


TobaccoFreeKids is a national organization for tobacco control and prevention. A national organization for tobacco control and prevention.

Stop Smoking

See the American Lung Association resources to help people quit smoking.

Truth Initiative

Check our Legacy’s innovative approaches to reduce tobacco use among youth and adults.

Forget Tobacco | Helping Young People Forget Tobacco

A national campaign dedicated to helping young people forget about tobacco. Visit this site, which was developed and ran by youth!


TheTruth is a great campaign dedicated to engaging youth in tobacco prevention and providing them with the truth about tobacco use and the tobacco industry.


Find all of California’s innovative media campaign materials on this site. Includes tons of great videos!
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