Being tobacco-free can mean choosing not to use tobacco like cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or other tobacco products.   It can also mean avoiding secondhand smoke and secondhand e-cigarette aerosol.  If you smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products, choosing to be tobacco-free could be one of the most important decisions you ever make! A tobacco-free lifestyle helps prevent many chronic diseases including: cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

There are also other benefits of not using tobacco products such as saving money, whiter teeth and fresher breath, cleaner smelling clothes, having more energy, and having more confidence.

Secondhand smoke  can have the same health impacts to non-smokers as it does to the person smoking. Having more smoke-free locations reduces exposure to secondhand smoke and improves the health of the community. Check out the topic spotlights below to learn more about efforts to support smoke free places.


Topic Spotlight

YouTube videos in English and Spanish are about being smoke free in Washoe County to decrease major health risks from tobacco.
smoke & vape free events tobacco resources


Being tobacco-free means avoiding tobacco use (e.g., vaping products) and avoiding secondhand smoke/e-cigarette aerosol exposure

Table features resources like 1-800-quit-now, second hand smoke problems and more tobacco-free content.


Smoke-Free Workplaces

map with little dots showing where smoke-free establishments are

Learn about efforts to make local establishments smoke free, the benefits for customers and employees and a map of smoke-free establishments in Washoe County at our Smoke-Free microsite

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Last modified on 06/10/2024