Local Health Departments

For help quitting tobacco or accessing other health resources, click on your county to view your local health department’s contact information below the map.



For help quitting tobacco or accessing other health resources, hover over the map points on the map above to find your local health department’s contact information.

Outrage! is a statewide youth coalition that fights vigorously against the tobacco industry by advocating for ​policies that can stop or derail its manipulative tactics. We’ve found that the best way to educate our friends and family is by doing something, like banning tobacco sponsorships, limiting candy flavors and candy-like tobacco, restricting nicotine products so they can’t be sold to teens, putting larger graphic warning labels on cigarettes, and more.

For more information on how to become a part of OUTRAGE, contact Christal Dent.
cdent@utah.gov
801-538-6537

Disparity Networks

The prevalence of tobacco use varies significantly among different population groups in Utah. Work remains to ensure that all population groups decrease their tobacco use rates. Characteristics such as race, ethnicity, geographic location, income and education level, gender, and sexual orientation correlate with persistent tobacco and health issues. Among racial and ethnic groups, cigarette smoking prevalence is highest in Native American and African American communities. Smoking rates among members of Utah’s LGBTQ community, among Medicaid and mental health clients are significantly higher than the state average of 9.5% (BRFSS 2014).

With Utah’s low smoking rates, identifying populations at increased risk and reducing tobacco related disparities is critical. The Utah Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Control group works in partnership with local community based organizations to decrease tobacco use in targeted communities who face adversity and inequality.

Disparity Networks

The prevalence of tobacco use varies significantly among different population groups in Utah. Work remains to ensure that all population groups decrease their tobacco use rates. Characteristics such as race, ethnicity, geographic location, income and education level, gender, and sexual orientation correlate with persistent tobacco and health issues. Among racial and ethnic groups, cigarette smoking prevalence is highest in Native American and African American communities. Smoking rates among members of Utah’s LGBTQ community, among Medicaid and mental health clients are significantly higher than the state average of 9.5% (BRFSS 2014).

With Utah’s low smoking rates, identifying populations at increased risk and reducing tobacco related disparities is critical. The Utah Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Control group works in partnership with local community based organizations to decrease tobacco use in targeted communities who face adversity and inequality.


The community organizations we currently work with are:

  • Centro Hispano - Serving the needs of the Latino community.
  • Comunidades Unidas - Serving the needs of the Latino community.
  • Project Success Coalition - Serving the needs of the African American community.
  • The Queen Center - Serving the needs of the Pacific Islander community
  • Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake - Serving American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.
  • School Resource Guide

    Most Utah schools have policies that are in compliance with the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act (UICAA) by prohibiting tobacco use indoors and on campus. This is a great first step towards a tobacco-free school. However, the goal of a tobacco-free school is to drive youth tobacco rates down and prevent a lifetime of addiction, a comprehensive program that encompasses all aspects of tobacco prevention is needed.

    This guide is designed to help Utah schools and districts through the process of incorporating the seven recommendations from the CDC’s “Guidelines for School Health Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use and Addiction.” (LINK)

    Ending Nicotine Dependence (END)

    END is a program designed for teens ages 12-17, that have been caught using or in possession of any tobacco product(s) including but not limited to – cigarettes, e-cigarettes, hookah, chew, cigars, and little cigars. The END program is a group facilitation program that covers topics related to tobacco use and life skills.

    END has been shown to help youth in the following ways:
    • Increase quit attempts
    • Reduce tobacco use
    • Practice life skills to prevent future tobacco use as well as other illegal substances

    Adults interested in becoming an END facilitator can register for a free 1-day END Facilitator Training held at the Utah Department of Health. The training is offered four times a year.

    For additional information about the program or the facilitator training please contact Jesse Joseph.
    801-538-6839
    jessejoseph@utah.gov

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