The Department of Health and Human Services has developed and supported multiple initiatives to decrease tobacco use in Evanston. Below are resources outlining the efforts of the department.
Resources for quitting smoking:
- Illinois Quitline: A FREE tobacco cessation resource
This is a free resource for tobacco users who want to quit for good. The Quitline staff of nurses, respiratory therapists, and tobacco-cessation specialists are available 7 days a week to provide support and design a customized kit plan, which includes self-help materials, information about nicotine replacement therapies, and requested health information. For more information call 1-866-QUIT-YES or go to quityes.org.
Resources for becoming a smoke-free establishment:
- Prezi on Smoke-Free Housing
- Sample Resident Survey
- Sample No Smoking Policy
- Insurance Carriers Fact Sheet
- Sample Property Manager Owner Letter
- American Lung Association Information on Smoke-Free Housing
ESAPC Tobacco Committee
The Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition's mission is to increase the health of Evanston youth by preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use through community-level strategies. For more information, visit: http://esapcoalition.org/.
After Hours Communication
For after hours communicable disease or bioterrorism emergencies, please call 847-448-4311 and stay on the line to be connected to someone immediately.