Public Health uses Proposition 99 tobacco tax funds to conduct tobacco control activities, including the Tobacco Education Program, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Sonoma County). Information on smoke-free products, including e-cigarettes, is also provided, as well as marijuana prevention materials.
Tobacco Education Program
Focuses on monitoring compliance of tobacco sales laws and eliminating self-service displays of all tobacco products, implementing smoke-free outdoor dining areas, offering smoking cessation programs, and increasing the capacity of middle and high schools to obtain state tobacco education funding.
Coalition for a Tobacco-free Sonoma County
Comprised of various community-based organizations involved in community health education against tobacco use. Members assist in the development and implementation of community tobacco control efforts and provide a united voice to respond to the tobacco industry.
Smoke-free Sonoma County Information
The goal of the Smoking and Secondhand Smoke ordinance is to improve the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Sonoma County by promoting a healthy, smoke-free environment, eliminating the hazards of secondhand smoke in public places and multi-unit housing, decreasing healthcare costs, and reinforcing healthy lifestyles.
Public Health responds to complaints and provides technical assistance to the community on a wide variety of tobacco control related issues including violations of worksite no-smoking laws and illegal sales of tobacco to minors.
For more information about tobacco control laws, or to report a tobacco related violation, contact us at (707) 565-6680.
Kelly Elder, Program Manager
Jay Macedo, Coordinator
Ellen Swedberg, Coordinator