Community Cessation Initiative (CCI)
This program is designed to connect individuals who wish to quit smoking or using other tobacco products with local cessation services. LCHD encourages community members who are ready to quit using tobacco to call (866) 525-2132 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Through the CCI program, cessation services are billed through participants’ private health insurance and/or Medicaid. If cessation services aren’t covered or the participant is uninsured, the program will cover the cost of the counseling services, at no expense to the participant.
Participants also will benefit from a unique feature of the program, relapse management. The LCHD CCI coordinator will follow up with each participating client to help them stay tobacco-free, encourage additional quit attempts and conveniently connect them with additional cessation services, if needed.
Although no single characteristic explains a person’s risk for tobacco use, the highest risk populations in Ohio include those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, those with disabilities or mental health challenges, and those who identify as LGBT.
African American residents and pregnant women are also populations of special interest for intervention efforts in Ohio due to tobacco-related health consequences. According to the
2017 Licking County Community Health Assessment,
24 percent of Licking County adults report actively using cigarettes.
Cancer, heart disease, and chronic lower respiratory disease are among the leading causes of death in Licking County and are all causally linked to tobacco use.