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.
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.
Taking Action Against Diabetes: Local Programs Available

Taking Action Against Diabetes: Local Programs Available

CDC Says One in Eleven Currently have Diabetes

According to the IDPH Vital Statistics Report, 113 diabetes related deaths occurred in Will County in 2014.
Make a Gradual Dietary Change During Whole Grains Month

Make a Gradual Dietary Change During Whole Grains Month

A Tasty, Nutritious Part of Everyday Eating

Whole grains are an important and efficient source of energy for our bodies and part of a balanced diet.
Rabid Bat Discovered in Braidwood

Rabid Bat Discovered in Braidwood

One Person Had Physcial Contact with Bat

Bats need to be reported to Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633.
Will Co's 17th, 18th Rabid Bats of Year Found in Bolingbrook, Lockport

Will Co's 17th, 18th Rabid Bats of Year Found in Bolingbrook, Lockport

No Treatment Recommended for Humans at Either Location

Report discovered bats to Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633.
Adult Flu Shots Now Available By Appointment

Adult Flu Shots Now Available By Appointment

Children's Flu Shots Available Soon

Call 815-740-8143 for appointments at all Will County Health Department Locations.  For additional flu shot information, call 815-774-7360.
Whole Grains Month: Video Shows Important Nutritional Information

Whole Grains Month: Video Shows Important Nutritional Information

Whole grains keep your heart healthy and are good for digestion and a healthy weight.

The WIC program provides healthy whole grain foods and nutritional information.
County Rabid Bat Total for Year Reaches 16

County Rabid Bat Total for Year Reaches 16

Lastest Rabid Bat Found in New Lenox

One person in the home had known physical contact with the bat.
TAKE ACTION AGAINST DIABETES BEFORE IT REACHES YOU

TAKE ACTION AGAINST DIABETES BEFORE IT REACHES YOU

Diabetes Prevention Programs are a proven approach

The need for prevention has never been greater.
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