Tobacco Workgroup

Harford County Local Health Action Plan – Tobacco Baseline and Goal for 2014

 County
Baseline
Maryland
Baseline
County 2014 Target
Maryland
2014 Target
Percentage of adults that currently smoke (BRFSS 2008-2010)  20.3%  15.2%  18.6%  13.5%
Percentage of high school students (9-12) that have used any tobacco product in the past 30 days (MYTS 2010)  26.8%  24.8%  24.8%  22.3%

 

Strategies

A. Increase number of smoke-free public municipal areas

B. Encourage businesses to adopt tobacco free campuses

C. Change the distributing of tobacco products to minors from a criminal to a civil offense

Read more about the strategy details here.

Click here for a list of members and minutes from recent meetings.

Quit Smoking: Free Tobacco Cessation Classes at the Harford County Health Department. For more information call: 410-612-1781

Tobacco Free Areas in Harford County

  • In 2012, Harford County Government made an executive decision to go smoke free on all county land, effectively banning smoking in county parks, facilities, libraries, and vehicles.
  • Since July 2007, Harford County Community College has been a Tobacco Free campus. Their policy covers parking lots and personal vehicles on campus and includes all forms of tobacco including chew and smokeless e-cigarettes.
  • Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and Harford Memorial Hospital are both 100% smoke free campuses.
  • The Arena Club and its surrounding parking areas is a smoke free campus.
  • The Harford County Public Schools tobacco policy is that the sale or use of tobacco in any form is prohibited in school buildings, on school grounds, in all school system vehicles, in all school buses (whether owned by the school system, contracted, or leased) every day, 24 hours a day of the entire calendar year.