Saint Joseph Health System believes that the health of every individual affects us all. The mission of Tobacco Initiatives is to improve the health and quality of life of citizens of St. Joseph County, and to create a culture within the community where the use of tobacco is no longer socially acceptable behavior.
As the community-based lead agency for the tobacco free coalition, Tobacco Initiatives works to eliminate the tobacco industry's influence through advocacy, social alteration and policy change.
A seven-week, six-session smoking cessation program offering the skills and techniques that have been proven to help smokers quit.
Sessions: one evening a week from 6 - 7:30 PM
This program is confidential and free of charge. Call 574-335-4699 for the latest schedule.
Please note due to COVID-19, classes will be held virtually
A free cessation counseling service helping Indiana smokers quit tobacco. This phone-based, one-on-one coaching helps tobacco users through the process to quit for life.
Sessions: seven days a week, 24 hours a day
This program is confidential and free of charge. Call 1-800-QUITNOW for more information.
A coalition of organizations, businesses and concerned citizens advocating for local, comprehensive, smoke-free air policies. All workers have the right to breathe clean air! Learn more at smokefreestjoe.org or check out facebook!
Indiana ranks high in smoking prevalence in the United States. Our smoking rate is 22.9% and considerably above the national average of 15.%. The following are annual statistics: