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Tobacco Use Prevention and Control

Knox County Health Department Program Overview

Tobacco use is the most preventable risk factor for disease, disability and premature death in the United States. In fact, smoking or even just being exposed to secondhand smoke while you’re pregnant can cause your baby to be born too early. Our Power to Quit program can help you quit and provide a healthier environment for your baby.

The Knox County Health Department’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program works to address three areas:

  • Smoking Cessation (quitting) During Pregnancy
  • Reduction of Secondhand Smoke Exposure for Infants and Youth
  • Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use

Quit Smoking Before She’s Born for a Stronger Baby After

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Power to Quit Program

Are you pregnant? Do you smoke?

If you're interested in an incentive-based program to help you quit, sign up for our free Power to Quit program for pregnant women.

Program Overview:
Join this program any time during your pregnancy for support and an opportunity to earn a $50 monthly gift card for successful cessation efforts. (Gift cards to Target, Babies R Us or CVS.) Monthly sessions are approximately 15 minutes in length and continue through six months post-partum.

With this program, you’ll learn about:
Tips for quitting • benefits to quitting • the importance of support • the risks to your baby • the risks to you • tips to change habits • risks of smoking after your baby is born • risks of secondhand smoke • and a variety of other topics based on participant interest

Please call 865-215-5170 for more information and to schedule a session!


RESOURCES FOR TOBACCO CESSATION

Tennessee Tobacco Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
Are you ready to quit smoking? Call the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1- 800-784-8669). You may also join the program online by clicking here. This program is FREE to all Tennessee residents. So quit waiting and call for this FREE program today!

CO Breathalyzer Screening Program (click here for more information)

American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Class
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Ready to break the habit? Participate in this free eight-part class series, offered four times per year. A $50 deposit (refunded after completion of all 8 classes) is required. Contact Methodist Medical Center at 865-835-4662 for the next session dates and to sign up today.

University of Tennessee Medical Center
Would you like support breaking your habit? Participate in this eight-part class series, offered three times per year. Contact the UT Medical Center at 865-305-6970 for the next session dates and to sign up today.

Project Connect, Adolescent Tobacco Cessation Program
South College
Project CONNECT is an adolescent tobacco cessation and reduction program developed specifically to meet the unique needs of adolescents. The program is a wonderful opportunity to enhance current health and safety efforts for students. To learn more, please contact Dr. Regina R. Washington with the South College School of Pharmacy at 865-288-5854 or click here to email her.


RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS

Smoke-free Tennessee: Tennessee Non-Smokers Protection Act
The Tennessee Non-Smokers Protection Act of 2007 allows Tennesseans to breathe smoke-free at numerous restaurants, hotels and many other indoor establishments. Click here to learn more about this law or if you have any questions about complying with the Tennessee Non-Smokers Protection Act, please call 1-800-293-8228.

CDC - Save Lives, Save Money: Make Your Business Smoke-Free
A free resource for guidance on implementing a tobacco-free campus wide workplace.

American Cancer Society: Strategies for Promoting and Implementing a Smoke-free Workplace
A free resource for guidance on implementing a tobacco-free campus wide workplace.


Coalition Meetings

Smoke-Free Knoxville meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 12 p.m. in the Community Room at the Knox County Health Department. All community members and organizations interested in learning more about tobacco-free efforts are welcome to join the coalition.


Program Contacts

Kerri Thompson
Public Health Educators for Tobacco Prevention and Control

Knox County Health Department, Community Development and Planning Department
Click here to email Kerri or call 865-215-5445

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Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On Friday, June 23, the Knox County Health Department, its two area clinics, and all affiliated offices will be closing early for a staff event. The main clinic (140 Dameron Ave.) will close at 3:30, while Teague Clinic and West Clinic will close at 3 p.m. All three locations will re-open as scheduled Monday, June 26 at 8 a.m. If you have any questions, please call the KCHD at 865-215-5000.
On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, Clinics open at 10:30 a.m.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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