County Tobacco Policy Information and Resources

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TobaccoSign2Effective March 1, 2016, all Chatham County government grounds will be tobacco-free. The policy will cover any property that is owned, leased, or maintained by the county. This includes any county vehicle, county buildings, and county property, including the Chatham County parks system.

This policy, which will replace the existing county policy on tobacco use, will prohibit the use of any tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, all forms of smokeless tobacco (e.g., dip), and other smoking devices, namely vapor products (electronic cigarettes), on county grounds.

Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure are leading preventable causes of illness and premature death in North Carolina and the nation. Chatham County is committed to ensuring that staff, residents, and visitors can avoid the risks associated with tobacco while on county grounds.

Prior to the policy taking effect, a public education period will take place to inform the public and staff on the policy, and to share available resources with those looking to quit.

If you have any questions, please see the resources below or e-mail


Policy and Press Release

Policy to Prohibit Smoking and the Use of Tobacco Products in Chatham County Buildings, Vehicles, and on County Grounds (Effective March 1, 2016)

Press Release Announcing Tobacco-Free Policy (August 18, 2015)

Chatham County Tobacco Policy FAQ

If you are interested in tobacco cessation services or would like to know more about the updated tobacco policy, please call the Chatham County Tobacco Helpline at 919-545-8376.

Additional Resources

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