Note: As of January 1, 2020, the minimum age of purchase for tobacco and vapor products will increase from 18 to 21 years old in Washington State.

Get Involved

For those who are ready to take steps towards a smoke-free life, The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout event on November 21 is a great day to start. Across the country, thousands of people who smoke or vape will start their journey toward, and make a commitment to, a healthier, smoke-free and vaping-free life.

In conjunction with this national event, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is partnering with local organizations to provide community education about the emerging topic of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury, while also offering resources to support individuals in their efforts to stop smoking cigarettes and/or vaping devices.

Quit Kits

SRHD is providing local partners with Quit Kits to promote tobacco and vapor product cessation in our community. Quit Kits are available at several local participating sites on November 21, 2019.

Cutting through the Vapor – The Reality of Vaping

Vaping Prevention Symposium

Spokane Public Schools (SPS), Spokane Regional Health District, NorthEast ESD 101 (NEWESD) and the Washington Poison Center are hosting a community education symposium at North Central High School (1600 N. Howard St., Spokane) on November 21 to address the realities of vaping that face Spokane youth.

The symposium will begin with a community partner resource fair at 5 p.m., followed by a formal program starting at 5:45 p.m., which will include the following presentations, panels, and breakouts:

  • State of Vaping by Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane Regional Health District Health Officer
  • Hidden in Plain Sight by Jennifer Dorsett, Certified Prevention & Chemical Dependency Professional
  • Youth Panel  
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.:  Break Out Sessions  
    • Hidden in Plain Sight:  A deeper dive  
    • The Truth Among the Vapors by Jared O’Connor, Washington Poison Center
    • Cutting through the Fog:  Starting the conversation with youth by the NEWESD and SPS

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