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The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program is a health program in the Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health at the Ohio Department of Health. The Program has three main goals: prevent youth and young people from starting using tobacco products, helping adults to stop using tobacco products, and passing policies to limit the availability of tobacco products and limit secondhand smoke exposure.

The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program is a state-administered program that operates within ODH. TUPCP receives funding from the CDC and other grants, state general revenue funds, and other funding sources. The program promotes healthy outcomes in adults, children, and babies by limiting the effects of tobacco and tobacco smoke by taking steps to lower smoking rates.

Major components of the program include Prevention, Cessation, Enforcement and Data and Statistics. 

Prevention: This area of the website focuses on preventing young people from starting using tobacco products. It contains educational resources, marketing materials and other important information to help prevent young people from trying tobacco products. 

Cessation: This area of the website focuses on helping those who already use tobacco products to quit. It contains education, marketing materials,s fact sheets, and a database of cessation service providers. This area focuses mostly on the impact of the Quitline and directing people to the Quitline and Quitline website. 

Enforcement: This area of the website focuses on enforcing tobacco and smoke-free policies. It also includes information for the implementation of smoke and tobacco-free policies in local jurisdictions. 

Data and Statistics: This area of the website focuses on Ohio specific tobacco and smoking-related data and statistics.


ODH Tobacco Program:
Program phone line: 614-728-2429
Program e-mail: TobaccoPrevention@odh.ohio.gov
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215 

Ohio Smoke-Free Workplace Program:
To report a smoke-free violation: 1-866-559-OHIO (6446)
E-mail: NoSmoke@odh.ohio.gov

Ohioans who are uninsured, have a Medicaid fee-for-service plan, are pregnant, or are covered through the Ohio Tobacco Collaborative qualify for Quit Line telephone counseling. All Ohioans qualify for the QuitLogix online tobacco cessation program.

The ODH Tobacco Program is supported by Cooperative Agreement number 5U58DP001983-05 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.