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Want to Quit Smoking? 

The Monroe County Health Department has trained tobacco educators who can help you quit!

As part of the Monroe County Tobacco Coalition, the educators provide cessation classes through the IU Health Bloomington Hospital sponsored Beat Tobacco program as well as in the community.


Free Weekly Cessation Classes

Tuesdays at 6 pm

  • IU Health Community Health, 333 Miller Drive, Bloomington

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

  • Arby's Meeting Room, 3501 W. State Road 46, Ellettsville

Fridays at 12:00 pm

  • Volunteers in Medicine, 811 W. Second Street, Bloomington


Individual counseling by appointment. Business or group counseling available.

Call Christina Kempf at 812-349-2150


Other Community Resources:

Owen County YMCA

  • 1111 W. State Highway 46, Spencer, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm

IU Health Center at Indiana University Bloomington

  • Free individual cessation assistance for IU students, their spouses and their dependents (12 years of age and older). For more information, call 812-855-7338.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Info:

UPDATE:  The Monroe County Health Board presented the recommended revisions to the smoking ordinance to include ENDS to the County Commissioners meeting on 2/17/17. The result was 2 votes against and one abstention. Click here for a link to the news story from the Herald Times:
Click here to view an editorial from the Herald Times supporting the addition of ENDS to the county ordinance:

The Bloomington City Council will be hearing public comment on April 12th, 2017 regarding adding ENDS to the city smoking ordinance and final vote will be on April 19th, 2017. Please come out and show your support!

The Monroe County Board of Health is concerned about Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-cigarettes (What are ENDS?). View the MCHD statement on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and the Data on Secondhand Exposure from ENDS.

At the July 15th Health Board meeting, Health Department staff provided input on including Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) in Chapter 370 "Smoking in Public Places" (See recommended revisions here).  Following the meeting, a survey was posted to gather public comment as to the safety of ENDS.  The following is a summary of the results of that survey:   ENDS Survey Results

Indiana Went Smoke Free July 1, 2012

Breathe Easy Indiana

Indiana's statewide smoke-free air law began July 1, 2012 and every county in Indiana is covered by a smoke-free air law. 

Nearly all public places in the state, including restaurants and other workplaces, are now smoke-free. is designed to help Hoosiers understand the law. Click here to review the Indiana smoking ban law, House Enrolled Act No. 1149.

Press Release for June 19th, 2012



Resource Links:

Indiana Tobacco Cessation & Prevention
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention




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