Help to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking can be one of the hardest things you will ever do, but it’s worth it.

Don’t be a statistic – in 2016, tobacco associated chronic diseases contributed to the death of 201 residents of Perry County. This is 55.5% of the total deaths in 2016.  Contributing conditions include:

Cancer Related Death: 44% of tobacco related deaths – 25% of all deaths
Heart Disease: 39% of tobacco related deaths – 22% of all deaths
Stroke: 6% of tobacco related deaths – 3% of all deaths
Pulmonary Disease (COPD, CLRD): 11% of tobacco related deaths – 6% of all deaths

If you are thinking about quitting or have already quit, the Perry County Health Department has  three Tobacco Treatment Specialists who can help you be successful.  Individual or group sessions are available and will help you develop a plan to quit that works for you.  Call the Health Education Division to get started today at 740-342-5179.

What’s your reason to quit?

  • Improving overall health

  • Reducing the smell of smoke on clothes, hair, breath, car and home

  • Doing simple tasks without running out of breath

  • Having fewer facial wrinkles

  • Saving money

  • Increasing life expectancy to be around longer for family and friends

  • Being in control over life

For more help you can also call the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line or log on to