Tobacco Education Program

The Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) Tobacco Education Program was formed in 1989, as a result of Proposition 99, the 1988 California 25-cent tobacco tax initiative. The goal of the Tobacco Education Program is to protect residents from exposure to secondhand smoke, at home, work and in recreational settings, and reduce the availability of tobacco products to youth strategically through policy development, community mobilization and community partnerships.

The Tobacco Policy Program focuses on 3 Strategic Objectives:

Tobacco Education Program

2323 Knoll Drive
Ventura, Ca 93003

(805) 677-5144

Selfa Saucedo, Health Education Manager

Sandra Tovar, Community Services Coordinator





Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition

Implement a capacity building program to diversify and broaden community participation in Ventura County Tobacco Control Efforts by recruiting members from community organizations, such as faith-based, youth, parents, neighborhood councils, residents and former coalition members to join newly created policy workgroups.

Tobacco Retail License

Providing technical assistance on the adoption of a policy that requires all tobacco retailers to obtain a license in order to sell tobacco products and that includes sufficient fees to conduct regular compliance checks.

Outdoor Second-hand Smoke Ordinances

Providing technical assistance on the adoption of a policy regulating smoking at outdoor public areas, meeting at least five of seven outdoor areas defined as a comprehensive policy (dining areas, entryways, public events, recreation areas, service areas, sidewalks, and worksites).

Health Care Agency
5851 Thille Street
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036