Yavapai County Community Health

Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention


Community Health Education strives to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults through education programs; implement evidence-based interventions to promote quitting among youth and adults; and provide educational programs for retailers to stop selling to youth under 21.           

Programs Community Health Education can offer:

  • Youth Advocacy Clubs at local schools
    • Yavapai Anti-Tobacco Coalition of Youth- YATCY- Mingus Union High School’s anti-tobacco club. More information can be found at @YATCYyouthAZ
  • ASPIRE an evidence-based tobacco prevention curriculum for youth
  • INDEPTH an alternative to suspension or citation for schools
  • Craving to Quit® app to stop smoking or vaping
Tobacco prevention Stand
Students volunteering group photo

Additional Resources

  • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • STAND Arizona’s anti-tobacco youth coalition,
  • Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes,
  • This is Quitting text messaging program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping
  • Arizona Attorney General’s Office/Department of Health Services Counter Strike program, YATCY, links to social media pages
  • Ashline: Making quitting tobacco/nicotine your greatest success Ashline Resources
  • YC² is a peer lead group based in Prescott Valley for teens 13 to 18 that focuses on educating teens about the dangers of vaping and substance abuse and encourages their peers to #StayHealthy. It is a great place for youth to make a difference in their community and it’s an awesome place to earn service hours. For more information- go to Matforce Youth

For more information, please contact che@yavapaiaz.gov

Cessation Programs

Ready to quit using tobacco and nicotine products including e-cigarettes or vaping? Ashline can help. Please visit https://www.azdhs.gov/ashline/ for more information and to receive your free quit materials.


Smoke-Free Arizona

Smoke-Free Arizona is state mandate to ensure that local businesses comply with the Smoke-Free Arizona law by keeping indoor areas smoke-free, moving outdoor smoking at least 20 feet from doors and windows, and posting proper signage.


Arizona Department of Public Health Smoke-Free AZ website, business owners get “no smoking” signs, report violations, smoke-free law FAQs, law exemptions.

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