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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

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Tobacco-Free Mecklenburg​




Mecklenburg County Public Health is participating in the multistate investigation of a severe lung illness associated with e-cigarette use, also known as vaping. While this investigation is ongoing, consider not using e-cigarette products. If you do use e-cigarette products and you experience symptoms like those reported in this outbreak, seek medical care promptly.

Please refer to the Center for Disease Control for the most recent numbers of cases nationally. Since the investigation began earlier this year, here are the number of cases reported as of Thursday,  November 7th:

  • State of North Carolina – 69 cases
  • Mecklenburg County – 4 cases


Regardless of the ongoing investigation, Mecklenburg County Public Health and state and federal public health partners are reminding residents of the following recommendations:

Adult smokers who are attempting to quit should use evidence-based treatments, including counseling and FDA-approved medications. If you need help quitting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, contact your doctor or call the North Carolina Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or consult the website at: https://www.quitlinenc.com/.



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You can 

QUIT JUULING 

Text 

DITCHJUUL to 887-09 

for help! 

Click here for more information




 

Need Help Quitting Tobacco?

Toba​cco Quit Tool Kit

Visit the NC Quit Line

NC Quitline for Fathers - flyer in Spanish






Feedback on Local Smoke-Free or Tobacco-Free Regulations:

If you identify a signage or enforcement issue regarding Mecklenburg County's Smoke-Free Government Grounds Board of Health Rule or Tobacco-Free Parks County Ordinance, or if you would like to share a comment about the impact of these health-related laws, please email us​Thank you for your feedback!



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New Prevention Posters are now available through the Center for Tobacco Products Exchange Lab. 

Click here to view and download! 


Kick-Off Event - Marshall Park on Wednesday, March 18th


Communication Tool Kit: Tobacco-Free Mecklenburg

 Here is a list of resources to communicate with stakeholders (county/municipal employees, public, etc.) about Smoke-Free Government Grounds or Tobacco-Free Parks regulations in Mecklenburg County.

Both laws become effective March 18, 2015:



30 second video about both regulations.

Watch now...

 Breathe Freely Banner in Charlotte, 2015  

 Watch the massive banner being raised!

 

Smoke-Free Government Grounds, Board of Health Rule:

  1. Infographic - English or Spanish
  2. Compliance Cards - English or Spanish
  3. Talking to People about Smoke-Free /Tobacco-Free Regulations (with sample script)
  4. CATS transportation system po​​ster
  5. Breathe Freely image
  6. Smoke-Free Property Regulatory Sign​
  7. CATS regulatory sign: ​No Smoking

 

Smoke-Free Mecklenburg Grounds  

 

Smoke-Free Mecklenburg Grounds

All government owned buildings, vehicles and property (grounds) are smoke-free in Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, the CATS transit system and in the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville. This is a Mecklenburg County Board of Health Rule.

Watch now...

 


 

Tobacco-Free Parks:

  1. Infographic - English or Spanish
  2. Compliance Cards - English or Spanish
  3. Talking to People about Smoke-free /Tobacco-Free Regulations (with sample script)
  4. All Signs Point to Healthier Mecklenburg County Image
  5. Enjoy Your Tobacco-Free Parks Image
  6. Regulatory Sign: Tobacco-Free Parks

Tobacco Free Mecklenburg Parks  

 

Tobacco Free Mecklenburg Parks

All Mecklenburg County owned parks, greenways and park property are tobacco-free. Exceptions include the county golf courses and some regional parks. This is a Mecklenburg County Ordinance. For More Information:
TobaccoFr​e​eMeck.Org

Watch now...


Signage:

 
County-City-Town
Government Property
 
Charlotte Area
Transportation System
 
Mecklenburg County Parks

 

 

Smoke-free Government Grounds? Tobacco-free Parks? What's the difference? These new Infographics explain it. Click on images below to download a copy!

 
 
 


The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners approved with an 8-1 vote on October 21st a Board of Health Rule for Smoke-Free Government Grounds and a County Ordinance for Tobacco-Free Parks for County owned parks. The Commissioners -- acting as the Board of Health -- passed the Board of Health Rule prohibiting smoking in all County/Municipal - owned buildings in Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte and six towns, as well as any City, County or Town vehicles, grounds, parks, greenways, or parklands.

A separate County ordinance also passed that makes Mecklenburg County parks and parklands tobacco-free. The tobacco-free designation includes e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, hookah pipes etc. as well as cigarettes.

Exceptions to both the rule and ordinance include the county's 6 golf courses and 18 regional county-owned parks. Three of these 18 regional parks - Reedy Creek, Freedom Park and Matthews Sportsplex will be tobacco-free during special events such as concerts, festivals, sports tournaments and other large gatherings.​

Infographic describing county parks system

Mecklenburg County regulations approved by the Board of County Commission on October 21, 2014:

Board of Health Rule for Smoke-Free Government Grounds
County Ordinance for Tobacco-Free Parks
Frequently Asked Questions about the two new regulations (includes list of park exemptions)





Mecklenburg County Comm​ission Chair Trevor Fuller, former Parks and Rec Director Jim Garges, and former Public Health Director Dr. Marcus Plescia discuss proposed county ordinances for smoke-free government grounds and tobacco-free parks. Here's a link to "Charlotte Talks" with Mike Collins on WFAE.

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Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Key Initiatives