Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

The Tobacco Prevention Coalition (TPC) strives to work in collaboration with local community members and organizations to act as a resource for Champaign-Urbana, Champaign County, and Douglas County. The coalition works to provide anti-tobacco messages, to reduce access and appeal to youth, and to increase community awareness of the dangers of tobacco. Below are current organizations that are members of the coalition:

  • Center for Prevention Research & Development
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Parkland College
  • Rosecrance
  • American Cancer Society
  • Douglas County Health Department
  • Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

If you are interested in being a part of the Tobacco Prevention Coalition, please contact Alyx McElfresh at Phone: (217) 531-2912(217) 531-2912 or

Goals & Activities

Below are the Illinois Tobacco Free Communities grant enhancement activities that C-UPHD will be working on during fiscal year 2019. C-UPHD will work with coalition members to fulfill these goals.

  • IL Tobacco 21 - By June 2019, increase the number of tobacco 21 ordinances in Champaign-Urbana and Champaign County from 0 to 1.
  • Policies on e-cigarette use in public spaces - By June 2019, increase the number of e-cigarette ordinances from 0 to 1 in Champaign County and increase the number of Champaign-Urbana businesses who have e-cigarette-free policies from 145 in FY18 to 150 in FY19.
  • Strengthening school tobacco codes - By June 2019, assist interested Champaign-Urbana and Champaign County schools in adding to or improving measures that strengthen their tobacco use codes.

Other C-UPHD Tobacco-Related Activities:

  • Coordinate the “NOT HERE” tobacco vendor compliance check program
  • Smoke-Free Illinois Act education and enforcement
  • Facilitate REALITY Illinois, an anti-tobacco leadership program by teens for teens, with a group of seniors at Centennial High School for one semester during the school year.
  • Assist all coalition partners with projects, outreach, prevention education, and media campaigns.

TPC Meeting Minutes

News & Local Announcements

UIUC Tobacco & Smoke-Free Announcement

IL Raises Buying Age for Tobacco to 21

Webinar on Juuls from the Public Health Law Center: What's the Hype? JUUL Electronic Cigarette's Popularity with Youth and Young Adults

Illinois E-Cigarette Regulations

State Funding for Tobacco Prevention

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