• The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program works to improve public health in the Commonwealth by reducing death and disability from tobacco use.
    • Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and illness in Massachusetts and in the nation.
    • More than 8,000 Massachusetts residents die each year from the effects of smoking
    • Though they are not smokers themselves, an estimated 1,000 or more Massachusetts adults and children die each year from the effects of secondhand smoke.
    • Tobacco kills more people each year than car accidents, AIDS, homicides, suicides and poisonings combined.
    • Smoking costs the Massachusetts economy more than $5.5 billion each year

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    Contact Information
    Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program
    250 Washington Street
    4th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108-4619
    617-624-5900


    This information is provided by the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program within the Department of Public Health.