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Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program is a program in the Bureau of Health Improvement and Wellness in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

Anti-Vaping Video Contest

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) sponsored a contest for high school students to develop anti-vaping videos that appeal to youth. Students created 25-45 second videos to address the dangers and negative effects of vaping and e-cigarette use.

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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, 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.


Want To Quit?

For free resources to help you get started on your quit journey click the 'Begin Your Quit Journey' button!

 Begin Your Quit Journey

Report a Smoking Violation

To report a smoking violation click the 'Report a Violation' button!

 Report a Violation

Email Sign-Up

For free email updates from the Ohio Department of Health TUPCP, click the 'Sign Up Now' button! 

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Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health
Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program
246 North High Street 
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614)-728-2429


          Quit line

Ohio Smoke-Free Workplace Program 

Report a smoke-free violation: 1-866-559-OHIO (6466)