Tobacco Use Prevention
The Health Department provides services and programs to help eliminate the use of tobacco products in order to prevent the many serious health consequences from tobacco use. For more information view the following pages for details on these programs:
The Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (ATUPA) is a State law creating an enforcement program aimed at reducing the accessibility of tobacco products to youth under 18 years of age.
The Comprehensive Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program is a set of related initiatives to prevent tobacco use in Orange County.
The objective of the Tobacco Free Schools program is to increase the number of educational institutions in Orange County that effectively implement tobacco-free policies.
On June 1, 2017, Orange County Local Law No. 2 of 2017 took effect. With this enactment, OCDOH began enforcement similar to ATUPA, but utilizing 19 and 20 year old employees to conduct compliance checks for Under 21 sales of tobacco products.
Obtain Information Regarding Programs
If you would like more information on the Health Department’s tobacco use prevention programs, or are interested in becoming tobacco free, please call Community Health Outreach office at 845-568-5237.