Choke Smokes is a combined effort of the Tobacco-Free Coalitions that exist in Jefferson and Keokuk Counties of Iowa. Our goal is to provide accurate and informative education about the dangers of using tobacco products while encouraging users to kick the habit and "choke out smoke".
Quitline Iowa Video
Local Survey on E-Cig Released
A survey on "Changes In E-Cigarette Promotion in two Rural South-East Iowa Counties" by Ken Daley and Raul Calderon concludes that store ads and sales of electronic cigarettes and allied nicotine delivery products (also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems or ENDS is increasing in Jefferson County and decreasing in Keokuk County.
I-Step (Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention) is a major focus of the coalition. We promote I-STEP in all the schools we work with in the counties.
New Year Quit Smoking Plan
Your New Year Quit Smoking Plan from CDC