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Concord: Ash/Debris Cleanup Advisory


Last updated: April 24, 2018, 9:41 am

The large structure fire in Concord consisted primarily of construction materials (predominately wood). Residents should avoid direct contact and inhalation of ash/debris that was produced by the fire. Residents may use a mild soap and water to clean up ash/debris. To minimize dust generation, residents should consider lightly dampening ash/debris prior to commencing sweeping activities. Swept up ash/debris may be placed in a standard household trash receptacle. Any towels or cleaning materials should be rinsed in a sink that drains to a sanitation sewer. Residents should avoid washing or sweeping ash/debris into storm drains, as this will result in pollution accumulating in nearby creeks and rivers.

Tobacco Prevention Coalition




What is the Tobacco Prevention Coalition?

The TPC is the longest running tobacco prevention coalition in the state. It began in 1984 as the Smoking Education Coalition, a collaborative effort between the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS). In 1989, following the passage of Proposition 99, the effort was renamed the Tobacco Prevention Coalition. Today, the coalition includes more than 20 community organizations and is staffed by CCHS' Tobacco Prevention Program. Since the coalition formed, the adult smoking rate in Contra Costa County has dropped 60%.


What does the Coalition do?

The Coalition:

  • Works to reduce youth access to tobacco;
  • Looks for ways to reduce pro-tobacco advertising;
  • Encourages policymakers to pass laws protecting residents from the effects of tobacco; and
  • Follows the cutting-edge research on tobacco prevention to help design effective programs.

Why do we need the Coalition?

  • Smoking kills 440,000 Americans and 6,569 Contra Costans each year, more than alcohol, crack cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fires, and AIDS combined.
  • More children under the age of five die each year from second-hand smoke exposure than from poisoning, falls, choking, fire, drowning, car accidents, and other injuries combined.
  • Tobacco costs Contra Costa County an estimated $228.1 million a year in healthcare expenses.
  • The tobacco industry spends $1.2 billion a year in California to market and promote its products -- mostly to youth.
  • Over 35% of stores in Contra Costa's unincorporated areas sold tobacco illegally to minors in 2002.

Take Back Your Community From The Tobacco Industry, Join The Contra Costa Tobacco Prevention Coalition!


Contact Us

Tobacco Prevention Coalition
597 Center Ave., Suite 125
Martinez, CA 94553
phone 925-313-6214
fax 925-313-6864
email cctobaccopreventioncoalition@gmail.com


If you are concerned about tobacco influences in your community including drifting smoke in outdoor areas, Multi-unit housing and workplaces or tobacco sales to minors, call 888-877-4202 or email tobaccopreventionproject@hsd.cccounty.us