Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Washington State and contributes to the onset and worsening of many chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
For more information about the health risks associated with tobacco and secondhand smoke, see the Resources section below.
For more information about WCHD programs that reduce risk for tobacco and other substance use, visit our prevention page.
Learn more about preventing tobacco use among youth.
Tobacco cessation - Ready to quit? Get help here.
Smoking in Public Places – Find out more information about Washington State’s Smoking in Public Places law or report a violation.
Smoke-free housing – Find resources for landlords and tenants about how to make your building smoke-free.
E-cigarettes and alternative tobacco products – Get to know the facts about alternative tobacco products.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Be Tobacco Free
2014 Surgeon General Report – The Health Consequences of Smoking