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Health Advisory

Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit http://www.baaqmd.gov/

Cessation Resources


Quitting smoking results in immediate benefits. Twenty (20) minutes after a smoker's last cigarette, your blood pressure lowers and your hands and feet warm up. Eight (8) hours after your last cigarette, the carbon monoxide level in your blood returns to normal. Twenty four (24) hours after your last cigarette,your heart attack risk decreases, you are less short of breath and you save money. Help is available for smokers who want to quit. See resources below for information on how to quit.

The California Smokers' Helpline
Phone 1-800-NO BUTTS


Cessation for Medi-Cal:


Contra Costa Tobacco Cessation and Education Resources:


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