Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs
Resources for Businesses that Sell Alcohol and Tobacco in Washington County
- ID Checking Guide enables servers to make accurate, on-the-spot verification of driver’s licenses and ID cards
- It’s The Law 2020 - Alcohol: signage to help servers check birthdays on ID cards
- It's The Law 2020 - Tobacco purchase age of 18: signage to help servers check birthdays on ID cards
- It's The Law 2020 - tobacco purchase age of 21: signage to help servers check birthdays on ID cards
- Preventing Sales to Intoxicated Patrons
- Protect Your Business: Resources for Businesses that Sell Alcohol and Tobacco in Washington County.
- Safe Bars: Free Training to Recognize the Signs of Sexual Violence and Training offered in Washington County
- Warning Poster for age of sale, penalties and drinking during pregnancy insert link to this document
The Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment holds free server training in late spring. Contact 651-430-6655 for more information.
- Alcohol: Protect Your Business: Resources for Businesses that Sell Alcohol and Tobacco in Washington County. See page 12 for list of online training resources.
- Tobacco: Protect Your Profits: Avoid Illegal Sales of Tobacco to Minors. Free online training course for tobacco retailers
Chemical Health Concerns
Tobacco, alcohol and other drug use can affect anyone, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, or income level. Preventing chemical use and abuse in our communities is the first step to eliminating the issues associated with tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, such as chronic disease, injuries, decreased productivity, and social and family disruptions. For more information on local community efforts in Washington County email PHE@co.washington.mn.us.
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. More deaths can be attributed to tobacco use than to alcohol, drugs, firearms, motor vehicle crashes, and HIV/AIDS combined. At least 80 percent of adult smokers report that they had their first cigarette before the age of 18. Preventing youth from ever starting to smoke is necessary to reduce the harm caused by tobacco use.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Smoke-free America - Tobaccofree.org
- 2012 Surgeon General's Report, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young People
- Living Healthy in Washington County Tobacco-Free Living
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Partnership For Drug-Free Kids
Concerned About Alcohol or Other Drug Use?
If you are concerned about your own or someone else's alcohol or other drug use, please contact the Chemical Health Intake Line at 651-430-6561 or for additional information on assessments and resources in Washington County, visit the Community Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services page.