Tobacco Free

Our Goal

To lower smoking and nicotine addiction rates and protect residents from secondhand smoke.

Our Objectives

  • To monitor tobacco targeting of youth in retail shops
  • To assist health care institutions, businesses, county and municipal governments and housing sectors establish smoke-free policies
  • To assist health care providers, businesses, schools and organizations with tools to help their patients, employees, students, and clients quit smoking
  • To give Johnson County elementary students an early foundation of the harms of tobacco products through Young Lungs first-grade prevention program
  • To provide education on emerging tobacco products, trends and state and national policies


Baby & Me Tobacco Free 

Baby & Me Tobacco Free is a free, non-income evidenced-based program for pregnant women who are ready to quit smoking or who quit smoking three months prior to pregnancy.  By committing to quit or stay smoke free, a mother can earn diaper/wipe vouchers that can be used in stores.

To Enroll in the Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program
Commit to quit smoking during pregnancy and staying quit after delivery.
If you were a smoker before you were pregnant, you may qualify.
Attend at least 3 brief prenatal quit smoking sessions during pregnancy.
Take a simple breath test at each visit to prove you are smoke free.
After initial enrollment on the 3rd prenatal session, you can start receiving a $25.00 voucher for FREE DIAPERS and/or WIPES during pregnancy and up to 12 months after your baby is born.
A smoker who lives with the pregnant woman can also enroll into the program and if successfully quits smoking, may also receive diaper vouchers during the postpartum period.

Johnson County WIC
600 Ironwood Drive, Suite I
Franklin, IN 46131  

Quit Now Indiana

Quit Now Indiana provides free services and a built-in community of people like you who want to quit tobacco for life. What’s great about the Indiana Tobacco Quitline is you can quit at your own pace. With professional help and support you can quit for good!

Tobacco/Vaping Education Program  

Unfortunately, in-person tobacco and vaping education programs in Johnson County schools are no longer possible due to COVID-19. Tobacco Free Johnson County reinvented itself to provide tobacco prevention education through those challenges.

Young Lungs, a first-grade program co-authored by Doreen St. Clair, Professor Emeritus at Franklin College, will soon be available by video through Johnson County schools and the Partnership office. The program features Duke & Daisy, Dalmatian pups who learn the dangers of tobacco and how to avoid peer pressure. Those requesting the high-quality video can also receive a printable coloring book and other resources for parents.

CATCH My Breath is a nicotine vaping prevention curriculum offered through the school setting for grades 5 and up. It is available free for schools and organizations, and is shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of vaping in the year following program implementation. The curriculum includes videos, individual and groups activities, integration with PE and STEM classes, virtual field trips and more.

Breathe Easy Edinburgh

Now more than ever, it is important to reduce Hoosiers’ exposure to respiratory risk factors in all public indoor environments. Learn more about clean indoor air for all workplaces.


Teenagers can be guided on smoking and vaping issues while engaging in a perilous video adventure. MD Anderson (Cancer) Center offers ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience) – a free, bilingual, online curriculum that gives teen-agers the tools they need to make smart choices. When setting up an account, choose Greenwood, Franklin or the Johnson County town nearest you.


Team Chair
Bob Smith
Johnson County Health Department

Vice Chair
Donald Peek, Jr.
Disabled American Veterans

Leslie Lux Baute
Community Member

Miranda Broomfield
Empower Johnson County

SaraBeth Drybread
Edinburgh Community Center

Laurie Gerdt
Indiana Hospital Association

Dr. Isam Habib
Johnson Memorial Internal Medicine

Richard Huber, MD 

Michelle McMahon
Empower Johnson County

Christine Purcell
Indiana-American Water

Travis Sichting
White River Township Fire Department

Tracy Smith
Johnson County WIC 

Doreen St. Clair
Franklin College Professor Emeritus

Donna Vaughn
WindRose Health Network, Behavioral Health

Brenda Wilkerson
Johnson Memorial Health

Madeline Wilson, RN
Indiana Hospital Association


For more information about our Partnership Action Teams, contact us.

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    Johnson Memorial Health
    1125 West Jefferson Street
    Franklin, IN 46131

    • 317.736.2657