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Tobacco Prevention Program

The Tobacco Prevention Program works to decrease public health inequities by increasing the capacity of tobacco control and prevention efforts. We work to decrease the sale of tobacco products to minors by Berkeley tobacco merchants and provide tobacco cessation services to the community. 

 


New INFORMATION FOR TOBACCO RETAILERS: Amendment to Berkeley's Tobacco Retailers License

Services | Who is the Program For? | Additional Resources | Contact Us | Hours

Smoke Free Multi Unit Housing Law | Quit Smoking Class Schedule | Where to pick up FREE "NO SMOKING" signs


Services

  • tobacco preventionWe promote opportunities for Berkeley youth to take action against the glamorization of tobacco, including blunts, cigars, and hookahs, by the entertainment industry.
  • We work to decrease the sale of tobacco products to minors by Berkeley tobacco merchants by collaborating with community partners to strenghthen Berkeley's tobacco control laws.
  • Protect residents of Berkeley multi-unit housing from drifting second hand smoke by working in collaboration with stakeholders group to promote policy opportunities.
  • Decrease public health inequities by increasing the capacity of tobacco control and prevention
    efforts through cultural competency building, community mobilization, and by increasing per capita funding for priority populations.
  • Provide tobacco cessation services to the community. Encourage the adoption of the US Public Health
    Service Guidelines by health care providers and clinics to ask clients of their tobacco use, advise
    smokers to quit and advocacy activities.
  • Promote collaborative efforts between school and community partners to strengthen smoke-free school
    policies and prevent tobacco use among students through participation in tobacco prevention, education,
    and advocacy activities.
  • Support efforts to develop and implement strong and effective tobacco tobacco control policies.  Conduct
    education and outreach on Berkeley Smokefree policies. 
  • Encourage the Berkeley community to contact the Berkeley Tobacco Prevention Program office to volunteer on the Berkeley Tobacco Prevention Coalition.

Who is the program for:  Quit groups are open to all and most services are for the Berkeley community.

Languages spoken:  English and Spanish

Cost: Free


Additional Information & Resources

Summary of Current "NO SMOKING" Restrictions in Berkeley  

Where to pick up free "NO SMOKING" signs

Tobacco Facts and the Environment

Public Commons for Everyone Initiative (PCEI)

Tobacco Information & Prevention Websites  

Get Health Insurance!

 


1947_CenterStreetCity of Berkeley Public Health Division
Tobacco Prevention Program
1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 981-5330 (Phone)  
(510) 981-5395 (Fax)  
(510) 981-6903 (TDD)

QuitNow@cityofberkeley.info

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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