100_0913Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke harms nearly every organ of the body.

Access Health is making our communities healthier by preventing youth from starting to use tobacco; making it easier for tobacco users to quit; and helping to create more smoke-free/tobacco-free environments.

Access Health’s Efforts


  • Interactive presentations at schools and community health fairs
  • Promotion of approved statewide and national campaigns, such as #CATmageddon:


  • “Thinking about Quitting”, a 45 minute presentation to share tools and ideas on how to quit or help others quit
  • Promotion of free quit resources such as the Maine Tobacco Helpline 1-800-207-1230 and QuitLink.

Creating Smoke-Free/Tobacco-Free Environments

  • Technical assistance to develop or update smoke-free/tobacco-free policies and assist with enforcement issues. Provide signage. Entities include recreation areas, schools, colleges, housing, hospitals, municipalities, and workplaces.
  • Technical assistance to create tobacco-free events such as fairs, annual celebrations, farmers’ markets and bike rodeos. Provide signage.
  • Training sessions and presentations on the effects of secondhand and third-hand smoke.

Join us we support tobacco-free environments in our area! For more information, or to become involved in local efforts, contact Linda Christie at 373-6926.

Helpful Links

E-Cigarettes & Vaping:  Youth e-cigarette rates are tripling, visit us regularly for up to date information.

Local Resources

National Resources