Tobacco Program

Published on . Last modified on March 14, 2016

Monterey County Health Department Tobacco Control Program

Tobacco Control Program: The overall goal of the Tobacco Control Program of the Monterey County Health Department is to reduce tobacco use and influence social norms towards a tobacco-free Monterey County by partnering with local youth groups, voluntary health organizations, and non-profit agencies. The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Monterey County, Monterey County Traffic Safety Coalition and Sunrise House Prevention recently merged to create Monterey County Collaborates.

Monterey County Collaborates envisions a Monterey County where youth are safe and become leaders that facilitate healthy choices.


  • Over 842 apartment units are covered by a voluntary smoke free policy.
  • County of Monterey and the City of Carmel adopted Tobacco Retail License Ordinances to reduce youth access to tobacco.
  • Banned smoking along Rec Trail and Wharf in Monterey
  • Banned smoking along Rec Trail in Pacific Grove
  • Banned smoking in Carmel Parks and Beach and Forest Theatre.

 Contact Information:

Gonzalo Coronado, MBA
831-796-1268 (phone)
831-757-9586 (fax)
Tobacco Retail Licensing:
Emerging Products:

 Helpful Websites:

California Smokers’ Helpline
California Smoker's Helpline New Logo campaign for tobacco free kids

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

The Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing

the center for tobacco policy ALA

ChangeLab Solutions
 Tobacco Free California

American Cancer Society

American Legacy Foundation

American Lung Foundation

Become an Ex

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Quit Smoking

Mayo Clinic – Quit Smoking

National Cancer Institute

Nicotine Anonymous