Tobacco Control Advocacy Information

Educational Resources and Websites

These resources and websites are recommended if you want to learn more about the dangers of smoking and the tobacco use.

The Big Benefits of Quitting

It's Not Too Late to Quit!

20 Minutes after quitting
Your blood pressure and pulse rate drop.

2 Hours after quitting
Nicotine begins to leave your system. Some people may feel withdrawal pangs. This is a good sign. Your body is cleaning itself out. Don't give up. Within two days all the nicotine byproducts will be gone.

Coalition Toward A Tobacco-Free Will County

Works to Provide a Tobacco-Free Future for all Will County Citizens

The mission of the Coalition Toward a Tobacco-Free Will County is to educate the public about the impact of tobacco use and advocate for policies that reduce and prevent tobacco use in order to improve the quality of life for all.
Tobacco Control and Prevention

Tobacco Control and Prevention

The Tobacco Control & Prevention (TC&P) program offers a variety of programs and services to decrease tobacco use rates keep youth tobacco-free and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.
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Family Health Services News
Health Department Employees Have Room to Grow

Health Department Employees Have Room to Grow

New Organic to Grow Vegetables, Promote Wellness

Will County Health Department employees with a green thumb can soon till the soil at work.  At least 35 employees have signed up for an innovative program spearheaded by the agency’s employee wellness committee and the University of Illinois Extension.

Add Vaccines to Your Back-To-School Checklist

August is National Immunizations Awareness Month

The Will County Health Department is reminding parents to include immunizations on their child's back-to-school checklist.  Immunizations are equally important for college students.
FREE FLU SHOTS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AT WILL CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS

FREE FLU SHOTS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AT WILL CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS

Illinois Employees can get their Shots this year at Joliet, Bolingbrook, or Monee Locations

State of Illinois employees and retirees must bring their state ID and state insurance cards. State employees with Medicare are asked to bring their Medicare cards as well.
REQUIRED SCREENINGS FOR NEWBORNS: WHAT IS ALL INVOLVED?

REQUIRED SCREENINGS FOR NEWBORNS: WHAT IS ALL INVOLVED?

Some Screenings Require Follow-up after Baby's Release

All newborn babies are required to have certain screening tests performed, usually within 24 to 48 hours of their births, before they can leave the hospital.
BACK TO SCHOOL: IT'S NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH

BACK TO SCHOOL: IT'S NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH

Special Requirements for Certain Grades; Schools Need Your Records

Especially for kids entering kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grades; it is time to make sure their immunization records are up to date.
BREASTFEEDING: A SPECIAL WEEK AND MONTH

BREASTFEEDING: A SPECIAL WEEK AND MONTH

Additional Health Benefits Keep Getting Discovered

How does the United States view breastfeeding compared to the rest of the world?
HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE WELLNESS GARDEN IN FULL BLOOM

HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE WELLNESS GARDEN IN FULL BLOOM

Will County Program Looking for More Growing Places

Garden is now part of the Will County Land Use Department’s “We Will Grow School and Community Garden Program.
ON WORLD HEPATITIS DAY: LEARN YOUR STATUS

ON WORLD HEPATITIS DAY: LEARN YOUR STATUS

Hepatitis C Can Hide in Your Body for Years Before Causing Liver Disease

 Hepatitis C has been a silent epidemic throughout our country.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S EMPLOYEE WELLNESS GARDEN GETS MAJOR BOOST

HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S EMPLOYEE WELLNESS GARDEN GETS MAJOR BOOST

County Executive Walsh Stopping by Friday

The Will County Land Use Department "We Will Grow School and Community Garden Program" has stepped in and taken the garden to a new level.
HIV TESTING DAY: IT'S TIME FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING DOCTORS, TO BE MORE COMFORTABLE

HIV TESTING DAY: IT'S TIME FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING DOCTORS, TO BE MORE COMFORTABLE

A Question That Needs to be Asked During Routine Check-ups

The Will County Health Department will be offering free tests, from 10 AM to 2 PM, in their Northern Branch Office at 323 Quadrangle Drive in Bolingbrook.
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