811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
For 24/7 Mental or Public Health Emergencies, call 630-553-9100
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Tobacco

The Kendall County Health Department’s Tobacco Control Program is funded through the Tobacco Settlement Agreement. Through the Tobacco Settlement Illinois will receive $9.1 billion over the next 25 years. The Illinois Department of Public Health disperses a part of this money to local Health Departments for tobacco education and prevention through a grant called “Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities”. The goals of the Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities grants are to:

  • Provide education to the community, through a variety of sources on the dangers of environmental tobacco smoke.
  • Promote quitting and prevention among youth and adults.
  • Work toward updating local ordinances related to tobacco.


In addition to providing smoking cessation classes to the public and various types of tobacco prevention education, Health Education works with the Environmental Health Unit to enforce the Smoke-Free Illinois Act.

Tobacco Fact Sheets

Cigarette Facts
Cigars/ Pipes and Smokeless Tobacco
Secondhand Smoke
What happens when you quit?

Quit Resources

Illinois Tobacco Quitline- free telephone counseling, 1-866-QUIT-YES
Freedom from Smoking Online
Nicotine Anonymous
Quitnet- Quit All Together

Tobacco Links

American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
American Heart Association
National Cancer Institute
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Americans for Nonsmoker's Rights

Serving the Residents of Kendall County Since 1966
811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560   •   630-553-9100