Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States and in Kansas. It typically begins as a choice and quickly progresses to an addiction that substantially impacts all Kansans, including individual tobacco users as well as those exposed to secondhand smoke.

Kansas Smoke-Free Indoor Clean Air Act

When Kansans are ready to quit tobacco, the Kansas Tobacco Quitline is ready to help online or by phone 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669). The Quitline is a service provided at no cost to Kansas residents. Enrollment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except major holidays) online or by phone. A Quit Coach™ works with participants during emails, live chats or one-on-one phone calls to prepare for a quit date and create a plan to fight cravings and face other challenges. Studies have found that using a tobacco Quitline can more than double a person’s chances of successfully quitting tobacco.

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The Facts!

14.8% of Reno County adults currently smoke, 4.6% of adults use e-cigarettes and 5.5% use smokeless tobacco. Nearly one in four Kansas high school students has ever tried conventional cigarettes and 5.8% currently smoke conventional cigarettes. Nearly half (48.6%) Kansas high school students have ever tried e-cigarettes and 22% currently use e-cigarettes. 4,400 adults in Kansas die each year from their own smoking. 



Additional Resources

For more information, please stop by the Reno County Health Department or call 620-694-2900.