Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Action Team

To reduce and prevent the use of and exposure to all tobacco products for people who live, work, and play in Lake County. 

This  will be accomplished through the advancement of tobacco control initiatives: policy, education, cessation and compliance.  

Strategic Issue and Impact Objective


Strategic Issue: Improve policies, systems, and environments to promote healthy lifestyles.

  • Objective #1:  Reduce tobacco use among Lake County adults from 14.4% to 12.0% by 2021.

  • Baseline Source:  Illinois BRFSS (Round 5, 2014)



Ask, Advise, Refer is a brief intervention that encourages providers to Ask their clients about tobacco use, Advise tobacco users to quit, and Refer clients who are willing to quit to a telephone quitline or other community-based resource for tobacco cessation. Provider outreach is currently underway through a media campaign and educational efforts on the importance and implementation of Ask, Advise, Refer in practice.

2019 Meeting Notes

Note: Not all months have an agenda and minutes. Months not listed do not have material available. 



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