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Smoking, and other forms of tobacco use, is the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. The tobacco industry spends millions of dollars finding new, creative ways to encourage people of all ages to smoke. Whether you are a smoker who wants to quit, or a parent looking for resources on how to talk to your kids about tobacco and other drugs, we have compiled this list of resources to help you get started.

Talking to your kids about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

Local organizations and resources that work with children and teens to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use:

Resources to help you quit smoking


Talk to your healthcare provider

Talking to your healthcare provider about your desire to quit is key in helping you stop smoking. He or she may have treatment resources that can increase your chances of kicking the habit for good. Carson Valley Medical Center's Find a Physician hotline is available to connect you with a primary care provider in the Carson Valley. Call (775) 782-1545 to find a provider.