The Southeastern Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Project (SEPA TCP) is supported by the Health Promotion Council and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Edward G. Rendell, Governor. Contact SEPA TCP at: 866.756.5412 SEPAtobacco@phmc.org
We wanted to let you know about the services that the Chester County Health Department offers free of charge to employers and their employees in Chester County. Many of the participants in these programs are moms and dads who want to quit tobacco for the health of their children and/or at their children’s request.
The services that the Chester County Health Department offers are listed below:
1. Host a Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) workshop at your organization.
In this free, 1-hour workshop, employees will discuss the advantages and challenges of becoming tobacco-free, explore the resources available to help them become tobacco-free, and develop personalized plans for preparing to quit. Employees don’t have to be ready to quit, only willing to think about quitting. With implementation of the new smoking ban, all employers should help their employees become tobacco-free! After a TFL workshop, workshop leaders can get you in touch with providers that conduct free, ongoing cessation programs, if you are interested. Interested in hosting a TFL Workshop? For more information, contact, Tamara Schauf at610-344-5286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Does your business have an established tobacco policy in place?
CCTFC can also provide free technical assistance to help you develop a tobacco policy or enhance an existing tobacco policy to ensure that you are complying with Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA). The CIAA was implemented on September 11, 2008 and prohibits smoking in most public places and workplaces across the Commonwealth.