Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program

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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