Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body; causing many diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general. The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 438,000 deaths or nearly 1 of every 5 deaths, each year in the United States.  More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders.  

The three leading causes of death attributable to tobacco use are cardiovascular disease (heart and circulatory system); cancer and respiratory disease.  

Secondhand smoke is a complex mixture of gases and particles that include smoke from the burning cigarette, cigar or pipe tip (side-stream smoke) and exhales mainstream smoke.  Secondhand smoke contains at least 250 chemicals known to be toxic, including 50 that can cause cancer.  

For more information or help to Quit Smoking check out these websites:

Freedom From Smoking   Smoke Free    and to stop using spit tobacco check out Kill The Can 

Contact Information

Brian Nowak, Director Medina County Drug Abuse Commission (MCDAC) 120 W. Washington St. 3-B Medina, OH 44256 Phone: 330-722-9263

Treatment Programs

Alternative Paths, Bellfaire, Cathy's House, Community Assessment and Treatment Services, Juvenile Drug Court, OhioGuidestone, Recovery Center of Medina County,

Events & Workshops

Events and Workshops are scheduled throughout the year, please check back for updates. Remember to stop by the MCDAC Booth at the Medina County Fair in August and the Home and Garden Show in March.