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Division of Tobacco Use Prevention & Control

 

 

 

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Mission Statement

FriendsThe mission of the Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control is to establish a comprehensive partnership among state government, local communities, and the people of Iowa to foster a social and legal climate in which tobacco use becomes undesirable and unacceptable.

Who We Are

Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death for Iowans, taking the lives of more than 4,400 adults each year. Estimated annual health care costs in Iowa directly related to tobacco use now total $1 billion. The Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control works to reduce tobacco use and the toll of tobacco-caused disease and death by preventing youth from starting, helping adults and youth to quit, and preventing exposure to secondhand smoke.

To achieve these goals, the Division follows Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) guidelines for comprehensive tobacco control programs. State-level initiatives include Quitline Iowa cessation services, youth tobacco-use prevention programming and enforcement of Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Local tobacco control programs, called Community Partnerships, support tobacco control initiatives at the community level. The Division also conducts ongoing surveillance of tobacco use by youth and adults in Iowa.

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Upcoming Events

5-19-17

Commission Meeting:  Des Moines, Iowa

Contact Information

Jerilyn Oshel, Division Director

Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th St
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075

(515) 281-6225

For more information, please call (515) 281-6225 or go to our Contact Us page to submit a comment or question.