Helping smokers quit, and businesses comply with point-of-sale and smoke-free workplace regulations.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health:
- Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and illness in Massachusetts and in the nation.
- Tobacco kills more people each year than car accidents, AIDS, homicides, suicides and poisonings combined.
- Secondhand smoke kills 1,000+ non-smoking adults and children in Massachusetts each year.
- Smoking costs the Massachusetts economy more than $5.5 billion each year.
For additional facts and resources, see http://www.mass.gov/dph/mtcp
Ready to quit? Call 1-800-TRY-TO-STOP for free and confidential phone counseling and support or click here for more resources!
Springfield’s Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program is coordinated by the City of Springfield’s Department of Health and Human Services with funding provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).
Our mission is to improve public health in the Commonwealth by reducing death and disability from tobacco use, and to ensure that businesses comply with legal regulations and responsible practices regarding the sale of tobacco products and the maintenance of smoke-free workplaces.