Aiming for Healthy Families is proud to partner with MTFC in four counties: Alcorn, Tippah, Prentiss, and Tishomingo.
The Mississippi State Department of Health works to address the impact of tobacco use through the Office of Tobacco Control (OTC). As established by Section 41-113-3 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, OTC is charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive statewide strategy that includes tobacco education, prevention, and cessation programs.
The mission of the Office of Tobacco Control is to promote and protect the health of all Mississippians by reducing tobacco-related disease and death. OTC utilizes a systemic approach to achieve this end as outlined in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs. The program components include:
- Community Interventions and Programs
- Tobacco Cessation Interventions
- Surveillance and Evaluation
- Administration and Management
Each program is developed and implemented based on evidence-based strategies and the recommendations outlined by the CDC.
FREE TOBACCO/E-CIGARETTE CESSATION RESOURCES FOR YOUTH AND ADULT
TRUTH – This is quitting
Youth/Young adult e-cigarette cessation support
Text DITCHJUUL to 88709
Adults/Parents can support youth quit attempts by texting QUIT to (202) 899-7550 for tips and texted resources.
- Youth/Young adult text support and quitSTART app.
- ADULT CESSATION: MS Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW
- Phone coaching and NRT patches and gum Online chat – www.quitlinems.com
- Texting program, quit apps, and online chat
Taken from the MSDH Tobacco Control website
For more information click here.
E-cigarettes Pose a Danger to Our Youth
MTFC in Alcorn County and Tippah County
Contact Director Abbey Enlow for information on programs for your community
MTFC in Prentiss County and Tishomingo County
Contact Director Sonya Sanderson for information on programs for your community