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
- Help to Quit Smoking
- Secondhand Smoke
- Youth and Smoking
- For Workplaces
- Reports, Fact Sheets, Maps
Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108-4619
This information is provided by the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program within the Department of Public Health.