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County of Lake Tobacco Program



The Lake county Tobacco Education Program (LCTEP) is an education and policy-passed program that utilizes social norm change strategies to develop smoke-free policies. We provide education to the public on the harms of exposure and the harms of use. We distribute cessation information and convene youth and adult coalitions composed of Lake County community members dedicated to helping create change in the health of Lake County

Each month our Health Education Coalition Meeting is held to update, inform, plan, and collaborate with community coalition members.

This assures that the public and policymakers alike are afforded all benefits and education available to them under each program represented

This coalition serves the Tobacco Education, Snap-Ed, and Lead Education programs.

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  Our youth are inundated with marketing campaigns designed to get their attention and attract them to smoking and tobacco use. Research has shown that this type of marketing is effective in predisposing our youth to trying tobacco and becoming lifelong tobacco users, which is exactly the goal of tobacco companies.

~Adolescents frequently exposed to cigarette marketing in the retail environment are more likely to have ever tried smoking,1 and adolescent nonsmokers who are more aware of or receptive to tobacco advertising are more likely to later become smokers.2



The Tobacco Education Program recruits school-aged youth to participate in leadership and tobacco control trainings to enable them to effectively advocate for tobacco control issues in the county.

Our Youth Coalition has been active and involved in many community events.

Youth go out into the community and conduct surveys, participate at fairs and events, and present to their peers to promote healthy choices and tobacco free policies.



One goal of the Tobacco Education Program is to assist local college campuses in establishing and enforcing policies that prohibit the use of tobacco products of any kind on their campuses.
Recent law passed by the State of California raises the minimum age to purchase, use, or possess tobacco products to 21. California and Alaska are the only two states in the nation so far that have established 21 as the minimum age.
This new law that became effective June 6, 2016 provides another compelling reason for our colleges to become 100% tobacco free

Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation, Tobacco twenty-one

Hot Line        

If you need help in quitting your tobacco addiction, California has established a free telephone helpline service, in multiple languages and age specific. The Helpline has assisted smokers in quitting since 1992. Every month, thousands of Californians call and receive help. When you call the toll-free number, a friendly staff person will offer a choice of services: self-help materials, a referral list of other programs, and one-on-one counseling over the phone. In a research study, those who received telephone counseling were twice as likely to stay quit than those who tried to quit on their own. The California Smokers’ Helpline is committed to serving California’s diverse population.

  • Teen smokers: 1-800-662-8887
  • Adult smokers: 1-800-NO-BUTTS
  • Chewers: 1-800--844-CHEW
  • Espanol: 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)
  • TDD/TYY Hearing Impaired: 1-800-933-4TDD (1-800-933-4833)
Contact Information
Lake County Tobacco Education Program
922 Bevins Court
Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 263-1090