Smoking Reduction Efforts

We all know that smoking has negative consequences on our health. Luckily, the state of Ohio is working on efforts to help prevent or reduce smoking in our children.


According to the CDC, Ohio has one of the highest rates of adult smokers in the nation – 21.%. This past week Ohio became the 17th state to raise its minimum age on tobacco and electronic cigarette sales to 21 years old. The purpose of this change in law is prevent children from smoking as 94% of adult smokers stated they’d had their first cigarette prior to turning 21.


The Ohio Department of Public Health has added a service to all for children under 18 to get free, confidential, real-time help via phone, text or online chat. Follow the link below to check out more regarding “My Life, My Quit.”