Students Taking a New Direction
Smoke Free Arizona
Arizona Department of Health Services
Maricopa County

Maricopa County is below the national average as far as adult smoking rates; 15% of adult residents report they smoke on a regular basis.
Maricopa County comprises more than 9,265 square miles making it the 14th largest county geographically in the nation and larger than seven states. It is the fourth most populous county in the nation and is home to 3.7 million people. Its population exceeds that of 21 states and the District of Columbia. The Maricopa County Office of Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention provides leadership, direction and education to Maricopa County residents and works with communities to create tobacco-free environments. This is accomplished through prevention, community development, targeting disparate populations, and education/technical assistance to businesses and worksites. read more...

Community-Based Projects

IGNITE (Influence, Guide, Network, for Inter-Collegiate Tobacco Education)
A program designed to help college students practice advocacy and integrate tobacco control messages into their projects and activities. IGNITE encourages peer and cross-age advocacy events that focus on promoting tobacco-free norms and education about the real effects of tobacco use. IGNITE is currently active on several college campuses in Maricopa County. To learn more, contact us.
Contact Information

Maricopa County Office of Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention
Laurie Thomas, Program Director
4041 N. Central Ave, Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 372-8436
Fax: (602) 372-8499

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