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Want to quit smoking?

The Health Department now has a certified Tobacco Educator who is available to provide tobacco cessation counseling and referrals for nicotine replacement therapy. Please call for more information: 812-349-2150.

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Click on the flyer below or text READY to 34191 to learn more about free resources available to help you quit smoking.Quit Now Indiana Flyer

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 on 2/17/17. The result was 2 votes against and one abstention.

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".  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
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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

Mesothelioma and Smoking

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure that effects the lining of the lungs. Both asbestos and smoking can cause lung cancer. However, together the effect is worse. is certified as a trustworthy source of medical information and is periodically reviewed by medical professionals. The site caters to all audiences, educating the public and helping people that have been hurt by asbestos.

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