Tobacco Prevention Program

Program Description:
The Tobacco Prevention Program is a state funded program that works to create tobacco-free living, working, and recreational areas in Calaveras County.

The focus of the program is to:

  • Counter pro-tobacco influences
  • Reduce exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Reduce youth access to tobacco
  • Promote quit services
Teen Quit Smoking Kit Request


Who is eligible for program services?

Community Volunteer opportunities for youth and adults to participate in the promotion of tobacco free communities are open in the following areas:

  • Young Adult Tobacco Purchase Survey
  • Tobacco-free policies
  • Flavored Tobacco
  • ASAP [Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention] Coalition of community members and local organizations to promote tobacco prevention

Tobacco Education materials are available at no cost to community members.  Information on tobacco laws in California is also available to community members and organizations.

Tobacco Quit Kits are available at no cost for youth and adults who are ready to quit tobacco use. The kits include referral information to the California Helpline.  

What are the eligibility criteria?

There are no eligibility criteria for volunteers.
Quit Kits are available to any resident who is interested in quitting.


Times/dates services are available:
For volunteer opportunities contact Jessica Nila at (209) 754-6460.
Quit Kits are available by mail or may be picked up Monday through Friday at the Public Health Main Office.  You may also call the California Smokers' Helpline for free telephone counseling, self-help materials, and online help to help you quit smoking.  Call 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887) for more information.


Where are the services provided?
For volunteer activity locations or educational materials, contact Jessica Nila at (209)754-6460.
Quit kits are available at the Public Health Main Office located at 700 Mountain Ranch Road, Suite C2, in San Andreas.


Is there a cost for the service?
There is no cost for tobacco quit kits.

Community Action

Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention - "Local people solve local problems best."

The coalition was formed through the efforts of the Tobacco Prevention Program and Substance Abuse Prevention.  Partnerships were formed with community organizations and residents to address the concerns of tobacco use and exposure and youth substance use and abuse.  Meetings are held every month and are open to the community.  Those interested in becoming a member or attending meetings may contact Jessica Nila, Tobacco Prevention Health Education Specialist at (209) 754-6460 or

Program Contact Information

Program Contact

Health Education Specialist

Phone: (209) 754-6460

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