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Greenlee County

Greenlee County Health Department
Tobacco & Chronic Disease Prevention

Project GHOST

For more Information, call:

1-928-865-2601

Promoting the health of Greenlee County residents and improved quality of life through prevention education, encouraging the reduction of tobacco use, and supporting smoke-free environments.

Over 400,000 people die in America each year of diseases caused by their tobacco-use; for every one that dies, twenty more suffer with tobacco-related diseases.

History

In 1995, the Arizona legislature passed House Bill 2275, leading to the implementation of Proposition 200, known as the Tobacco Tax Initiative. This proposition and the resulting House Bill, required Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to establish a tobacco education and prevention program. This led ADHS to create the Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (TEPP) as part of their Bureau for Prevention and Health Promotion. TEPP formed contracts with Arizona county health departments and Native American tribes to provide tobacco education and prevention programs to reduce onset of tobacco use by minors, educate the public on the risks of tobacco use, especially by youth and pregnant women, encourage reduction of tobacco use and promote smoke-free environments. These entities are known as Local Projects.

Greenlee Helping Overcome Sinister Tobacco or Project GHOST, is the name of Greenlee County’s Local Project. We provide a variety of free education and prevention services.

Cessation

  • Quit Plans & Referrals, Tips for Quitting, Brochures, Information
  • Free Quit Classes

Education

  • Community Education - participation in community events, presentations to community groups focusing on tobacco-related issues. Participate in local coalitions and share prevention and program information.
  • Health Care Provider Training
  • Parent Education, as part of existing programs
  • School Education –
    • Classroom education - Tobacco education & prevention classes in local schools.
    • Basic education - Provide basic prevention education through such events as Fire Prevention Week, Red Ribbon Week, assemblies, etc.
    • Youth Coalitions - Provide opportunities in prevention activities, promote healthy life and attitudes, and involve youth in community.
  • Merchant Education – Focus on reducing youth access to tobacco products. Increase awareness of the law.

Smoke-free Environments

  • Promoting Smoke-Free Worksites
  • Educate about the dangers of Second-Hand Smoke

Support Locations

Greenlee County Tobacco & Chronic Disease Prevention
Greenlee County Health Department
P.O. Box 936
253 Fifth Street
Clifton, AZ 85533

Clifton Office
Tobacco Prevention
Ph: 928-865-2601, Fax: 928-865-1929
(in the Clifton Health Department)

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

Duncan Office
Tobacco Prevention
PO Box 153
Duncan, AZ 85534
Ph: 928-359-2866
Fax: 928-359-9068
(in the Duncan Health Annex Bldg.)

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Greenlee County Government
Health & County Services
253 Fifth St
P.O. Box 936
Clifton, AZ 85533

Normal Business Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (928) 865-2601
Fax: (928) 865-1929

Steven Rutherford
Health Director / BT-Manager / EMS Manager